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The unique opportunity that vampire bats offer is twofold.
In one part of the exhibit, a vampire bat flies away from its mount.
The saliva of a vampire bat contains an anti-clotting agent called desmoteplase, which is used to protect against strokes.
Thanks to a local anesthetic in their spit, vampire bats are able to drink blood from their prey without being detected.
Bats have long been among the world’s most despised animals, due largely to myth and Hollywood’s fascination with vampire bats.
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: a bat from Central and South America that sucks the blood of people and animals
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