Vampire Bats on the Run
Vampire bats on treadmills show a surprising, distinctive running style.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM March 17, 2005
Vampire bats sound pretty scary. Even though they suck blood from large mammals, however, they're remarkable creatures. They're smart. They're agile, stealthy night fliers. They have heat sensors in their noses to zero in on suitable feeding places.
Here's something else to add to the list. Scientists have recently discovered that vampire bats can run.
Researchers were surprised by the discovery. Bats are quick fliers and good at hanging upside down, but they're notoriously awkward on land. The...
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