Social bonds of food-sharing vampire bats persist from the lab to the wild

Friendships are a key source of human happiness, health, and well-being. Increasing evidence shows that similar relationships are important in many other species, including the blood-feeding vampire bat. According to a new study in Current Biology by a team of researchers from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN), vampire bats form friendship-like social bonds that persist across the dramatic shift from the lab setting to the wild.

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