Desmodus rotundus Credit: Pascual Soriano The vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, also has special brain cells that are sensitive to the deep breathing sounds of snoozing animals.
Bat pictures: 11 images and facts about a misunderstood creature
1860 BAT FLYING print original antique hand colored chiroptera engraving - ROUSSETTE BATs by antiqueprintstore on Etsy
A Brazilian free-tailed bat flies with its prey -- a moth -- clutched in its mouth. According to an article published April 2011 in the journal Science, bats save U. farmers billion dollars a year by eating pests that would otherwise destroy crops.
The vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, must find a blood meal every one to two days to survive. Razor-sharp teeth and infrared-sensing 'pit organs' surrounding its nose help the bat achieve this goal.