Meet the bat that eats other bats

Scientists are learning more about the rarely seen spectral bat, Latin America’s “jaguar on the wing.”

A spectral bat, the largest bat species in the Western Hemisphere, consumes a short-tailed fruit bat.
Photograph by Marco Tschapka

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