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Vampire Bats Gain the Taste of Blood, Lose Their Taste of Bitter

When vampire bats acquired their taste for blood, they lost their ability to sense bitter flavors, according to a new study.

8 of Nature’s Thirstiest Bloodsuckers

From insects to mammals to deepwater lurkers to even birds—in the spirit of Halloween, here’s our list of animals out for blood.

Rare Video: Vampire Bats Feed on Baby Penguins

Bat experts weigh in on first ever footage of vampire bats feeding on baby penguins.

Heat-Sensing Vampire Bats and Other Weird Tales from National Geographic

Just in time for Halloween, our new book, Tales of the Weird: Unbelievable True Stories, was released this week.