Scientists: Vampire bats love to hunt with friends

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Scientists: Vampire bats love to hunt with friends

Scientists: Vampire bats love to hunt with friends

Zoologists have found that bats from the Vampire subfamily, who find friends on vacation, then prefer to hunt together. Scientific article published in the journal PLOS Biology.

Previously, scientists have already been able to find out that representatives of this species usually look after each other, sleep together. But zoologists did not know if bats were friends during the night hunting.

To understand this, scientists attached special sensors to 50 bats. It turned out that individuals who previously communicated with each other were more likely to meet in flight. Moreover, they spent longer with each other. In this case, mice can fight over who will be the first to drink blood.

Earlier in Argentina, found the bones of the last giant vampire bat. Desmodus draculae mice became extinct in the 19th century. Scientists believe that they did not survive the cold snap.

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