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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 11, NO. 4 Winter 1993


Even vampires can be cute

There are just three species of vampire bats in the world, and they are found only in Latin America. With its large eyes and relatively long fur, the hairy-legged vampire (Diphylla ecaudata) doesn't provoke as much fear as its cousin, the notorious common vampire (Desmodus rotundus). Hairy-legged vampires also feed upon blood, but only that of birds. They are not as gregarious as common vampires, preferring to roost in small groups of 12 or fewer. Little is known about their ecology and behavior, and they are uncommon.

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
A New Beginning for an Old Mine
Bats 101: High School Students and Field Research
Tips on Establishing Research Partnerships Between Schools and Wildlife Agencies
Folklore and the Origin of Bats
Guam National Wildlife Refuge Under Fire
Motorola Supports Bat House Research Project
BCI Helps Protect Pennsylvania Mine for Bats
BCI-Sponsored Education Campaign in Mexico Leads to Cave Protection
Annual Report Available
WISH LIST. 1993
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats"
GET INVOLVED! MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 1994
Even vampires can be cute

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