About the size of a large bumblebee and weighing less than a penny, it is the smallest mammal on the planet.
Unfortunately, like many of the wonderful creatures that populate this planet, this diminutive bat stands on the edge of extinction. Only a few thousand remain in western Thailand and southeast Myanmar.
It is sad, really. It seems like every cool new creature I learn about comes with this disclaimer.
Warning: species on the brink of extinction.
It seems bleak, But I can't help but be optimistic. We humans made this mess, which means it is within our power to fix it. I can only hope we do before its too late for this tiny furry flyer.