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The Vampire Bat

October 21, 2022

Celebrating International Bat Week, come learn about real vampires! 

Gerald Carter talks about the natural history and social lives of the blood-feeding vampire bat. As an Assistant Professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), he studies their cooperation and social bonding and has spent more than a decade studying their behavioral and cognitive ecology.

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