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Matthew Koenig-White winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus youngi)
White-Winged Vampire Bat (
A video showing the living habits of the White Winged Vampire Bat
Growth and Development
A photo of a White-Winged Vampire Bat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-winged_Vampire_Bat
12 years in the wild, up to 20 in captivity
7cm - 9.5cm tall
A female bat waits between 3 and 4 months, then gives birth to a single bat.
baby bat is cared for until 3-5 months.
The bat reaches sexual maturity in 9-10 months
the cycle begins again
Vampire Bats fly using their wings, they are able to locate objects using echolocation.
A bat will only give birth to one pup at a time
A bat is able to reproduce after 9-10 months of age
How it obtains energy
The Vampire bat drinks blood, it obtains blood by using its heat-seeking nose to find the closest vain to the surface of the skin and uses its teeth to bite the victim and lap up the blood.
Where most Vampire bats are found in the world http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/sites/kids/NGS/wpf/printcreature/vampire-bat.html
Tropical and subtropical regions of the world, specifically central and
The bat feeds upon cows and pigs but does not kill them it is preyed upon by several top predators
Hawks, Eagles, Snakes
Heat sensor on the end of the nose
Traits adapted to the environment
echolocation because they hunt their prey at night
Closely related organisms
cows, dogs, and moles
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