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Younger vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are more likely than adults to explore novel objects

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Younger vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are more likely than adults to explore novel objects

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CARTER, Gerald G., Sofia FORSS, Rachel A. PAGE, John M. RATCLIFFE, 2018. Younger vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are more likely than adults to explore novel objects. In: PLoS one. 13(5), e0196889. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196889

@article{Carter2018Young-42848, title={Younger vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are more likely than adults to explore novel objects}, year={2018}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0196889}, number={5}, volume={13}, journal={PLoS one}, author={Carter, Gerald G. and Forss, Sofia and Page, Rachel A. and Ratcliffe, John M.}, note={Article Number: e0196889} }

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