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Vampire Bat

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Unique amongst mammals, the common vampire bat feeds entirely on blood sucked from its warm-blooded prey.
Photograph by Michael & Patricia Fogden/Corbis


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Extinct Walking Bat Discovered

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Bat Cave

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