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We have four new vampire bats. The bats here at the field station have been breeding in captivity, which is a good sign that they are doing well, and it ensures we have some highly related dyads for our experiments. My … Continue reading
Every season, two volunteer interns will be assisting the vampire bat food-sharing project at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama. These are our first two interns for Spring 2016. A month ago, eighteen-year-old whiz kid Jana Nowatzki (left) joined our … Continue reading
Jan 14, Bambi Seminar, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island, Panama — “The Reciprocity Controversy” Jan 19, talk at University of Washington, Psychology Department — “Why do vampire bats share food?” Jan 20, talk at University of Washington, Psych Dept, … Continue reading
Dec 12, 2015 I caught my first group of common vampire bats and brought them to the field station. It was important that all the females I captured came from the same roost. At 5:52 pm on Dec 12, 2015, … Continue reading
The VampCam is being featured on the STRI website frontpage. There’s an inaccuracy though– it gives the wrong name of the authors on the study they discuss. I did that social grooming study in collaboration with the Organization for Bat Conservation … Continue reading
Talk: Cooperative food-sharing in the vampire bat Today! Monday August 31st @ 3 PM Location: Zoology Part II Lecture Theatre, Cambridge University, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK CB2 3EJ Map Thanks to Neeltje for organizing this talk.
Do you know anyone who might be interested in a position studying the foraging behavior of frog-eating bats? If so, keep reading this update to my last post. First, some background: the position is working with two of the best young … Continue reading