Reproductive biology

Female false vampire bats produce a single young each year. The gestation period is about 90 days and young are born at the beginning of the rainy season. Mating system varies by species.

An Australian false vampire bat (Macroderma gigas) on a cave wall in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. (Photo by B. G. Thomson/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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