Should we wipe out vampire bats?

Adam Cole from NPR visited our lab to shoot this great video short on human-vampire bat conflict.

So “should we wipe out vampire bats?” No, even if we could, we shouldn’t try, and frankly, nobody is actually suggesting exterminating vampire bats as a long-term solution. More on this topic in a previous post:

Is killing vampire bats good for public health? No. It might increase rabies risks.

The best work on this topic is being done now by Daniel Streicker’s lab.

About Gerry Carter

I study the behavioral, sensory, and social ecology of vampire bats. http://socialbat.org.
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One Response to Should we wipe out vampire bats?

  1. Jessie says:

    Great fun little video!

    Like

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