Woolly False Vampire Bat

Chrotopterus auritus

The Woolly False Vampire bat is one of the largest bats in the neotropics. The only larger bat is the Spectral Bat. Oddly, False Vampire Bats are not closely related to vampire bats. Instead they are leaf-nosed bats in the family Phyllostomidae.

What do Woolly False Vampire Bats eat?

These bats are predatory, feeding on beetles, moths, lizards, small mammals (like rodents and opossums), birds, and other bats.

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