Northern vampire bats resembles common vampire bats of Mexico, Central America, and South America, but doesn't carry any diseases, and it can survive in cold climates and weather.

The Northern vampire bat is a vampire bat that lives in much colder places than the similar common vampire bat, living in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and other parts of the USA. It is a carnivore, feeding on blood of dead animals, small animals, domestic livestock, deer, bears, boars, bison, other non-human mammals, birds, and humans. Unlike other vampire bat species, it does not carry rabies and doesn't get infected by rabies (due to their strong immune system), so it is the only microbat to not have rabies, making it safe to be around anything, even if it drinks blood of other animals. It has also been introduced to Europe (including England where the most famous vampire stories come from) and Oceania by humans, where they are becoming an invasive species. They are tolerating humans and their activities, and are also adapting extremely well to all kinds of human settlements, even in sewers, where they are known to drink blood from mice, rats, and occasional human workers that comes into the sewers. It can also be indentified from other vampire bat species by their teeth, while most vampire bats have sharp incisors and canine teeth, this species only has sharp canine teeth since its incisors are short and blunt, unlike other vampire bat species, so it uses only its canine teeth to puncture wounds on its victims to drink their blood, and unlike other vampire bats, it sucks blood, while most other vampire bites don't suck blood but sips blood with their toungues, while this bat can either sip or suck blood, depending on what these bat individuals prefer.

Northern Vampire Bat
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Chiroptera
  • Family: Phyllostomidae
  • Subfamily: Desmodontinae
  • Genus: Desmodus
  • Species: Americanum
  • Scientific Name: Desmodus Americanum
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