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Vampire bats feed solely on the blood of other animals, usually on cattle and horses. However, vampire bats do not suck blood. With their razor-sharp teeth, they make small incisions, usually in a sleeping animal. Then t... More »

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Some basic facts about bats include that these flying mammals use echolocation to find food sources or objects in the dark, there are over 1,000 different bat species and females give birth only once per year. Although n... More »

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An interesting fact about bats that would intrigue children is that bats have the ability to fly up to 60 mph. Bats are found all around the world, except in extreme deserts and polar regions, and they are the only mamma... More »

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Vampire bats rarely attack humans because free-ranging cattle provide a more readily accessible food source. Vampire bats are also extremely light-sensitive; attacks on humans only occur in dimly lit areas, such as camps... More »

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According to National Geographic, the average life span for a vampire bat living in the wild is nine years. The Cincinnati Zoo points out that they live up to 20 years in captivity. More »

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Adult vampire bats eat only blood, while young vampire bats feed on their mothers' milk until they are three months old before then switching to a blood diet. The common vampire bat mainly eats blood from large domestic ... More »

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The natural habitat of vampire bats is a warm, tropical or subtropical environment. They can be found in elevations up to 2400 meters and typically live in moderately lighted areas. More »

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