Vampire bats socially distance when they feel sick

Vampire bats have extremely complex social networks. They live in roosts that can include thousands of mammals. (Simon Ripperger/) COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that when weak muscles, an unforgivable headache, and a sore throat make an appearance, we should cancel all our plans. But it turns out, we’re not the only ones in […]

Vampire bats social distance when they get sick

IMAGE: A new paper in Behavioral Ecology finds that wild vampire bats that are sick spend less time near others from their community, which slows how quickly a disease will spread…. view more  Credit: Sherri and Brock Fenton/Behavioral Ecology A new paper in Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that wild vampire bats that […]