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December 22, 2021

Common vampire bats in captivity

Common vampire bats in captivity. Researchers found that female vampire bats establish a community of equals within a roost rather than a community based on a clear hierarchy of dominance that is often seen in animal groups.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants IOS 2015928.]

Learn more in The Ohio State University news story For female vampire bats, an equal chance to rule the roost. (Date image taken: 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 22, 2021)

Credit: Photo by Rachel Moon, courtesy of The Ohio State University

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