The Mlularuka is a supposed dog-like flying jackal, reported from Tanzania. Bat-like wings. Active at dusk. Flies or glides. Utters loud cries while flying. Raids mango and pomegranate orchards.
- Misidentified Lord Derby’s scaly-tailed squirrel (Anomalurus derbianus), a 2 foot 6 inch gliding rodent found throughout Central Africa, though less consistently in Tanzania. This animal favors the bark of some trees, removing one narrow strip each night immediately adjacent to the previous night’s strip.