Mole not seen since 1936 found again in South Africa

By Gerald Imray
Updated December 1 2023 - 1:05pm, first published 12:44pm
The De Winton's golden mole has been found on a beach on the west coast of South Africa. (AP PHOTO)
The De Winton's golden mole has been found on a beach on the west coast of South Africa. (AP PHOTO)

Researchers in South Africa have rediscovered a species of mole with an iridescent golden coat and the ability to almost "swim" through sand dunes after it hadn't been seen for almost 90 years and was thought to be extinct.

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