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Penn State

Colugo in Flight

Caption: Colugos glide from tree to tree in Malaysia forests using their special skin fold, or patagium, for support. This mother and baby (Cynocephalus variegatus) looks like a living kite but is closely related to primates, the order of mammals that includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans.

Credit: Norman Lim, National University of Singapore

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