Meet Our Animals > Vampire Bat
Quick Facts
Native to Central America, Mexico, and South America
Primary Diet Blood from other animals
Adult Weight 2 ounces
Lifespan 9 years
Status Least Concern

Vampire Bat

Bats are the only mammals that can fly. Unlike other species of bats, vampire bats can walk, run, and jump, which helps them catch their prey. They feed on blood from cows, pigs, horses, and birds.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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