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vampire bat
any of several New World tropical bats of the genera Desmodus, Diphylla, and Diaemus, the size of a small mouse, feeding on small amounts of blood obtained from resting mammals and birds by means of a shallow cut made with specialized incisor teeth.
any of several large South American bats of the genera Phyllostomus and Vampyrus, erroneously believed to feed on blood.
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Vampire bats are bats whose food source is blood, a dietary trait called hematophagy. Three bat species feed solely on blood: the common vampire bat ...


Find out who's on the menu for vampire bats, the only mammals that can fly and the only ones that survive on blood.


While much of the world sleeps, vampire bats emerge from dark caves, mines, tree hollows, and abandoned buildings in Mexico and Central and South America.


Jan 13, 2017 ... Vampire bats are so known because of their appetite for blood. But in Brazil, vampire bats which have previously been thought to exclusively ...


May 30, 2017 ... A man has died and more than 40 people are being treated for possible rabies exposure in north east Brazil - after vampire bats started to feed ...


Oct 11, 2013 ... Bats are firmly rooted in Western vampire lore, but only three species, out of some 1100 in the order Chiroptera, actually have a taste for blood.


Jun 6, 2017 ... In Latin America, vampire bats drink the blood of livestock. Very rarely, these bats contract rabies. Before they die, they can spread the deadly ...


Jan 12, 2017 ... As intimidating as they might sound, vampire bats aren't usually in the business of bothering humans for their blood. In fact, the hairy-legged ...