Animals: Death in a Bat House

In New York last week Death, as it must to all creatures, came to the Bronx Zoo's female vampire bat, 16 weeks after Dr. Raymond Lee Ditmars had brought her from Panama (TIME, Oct. 2). Three days later its 25-day-old baby died too, of indigestion and loneliness. That left the world without a single live vampire bat on exhibition.

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