Continued research, international cooperation, and community engagement are crucial for the long-term conservation and survival of narwhals.
Narwhals are fascinating marine mammals known for their unique physical feature—the long, spiraled tusk protruding from their upper jaw. Their scientific name is Monodon monoceros and are part of the whale family Monodontidae, which also includes belugas. They are toothed whales and belong to the odontocete suborder.
Vampire bats, species of the subfamily Desmodontinae, are leaf-nosed bats found in Central and South America. Bats are the only mammals that can fly, but vampire bats have an even more interesting distinction—they are the only mammals that feed entirely on blood. These notorious bats sleep during the day in total darkness, suspended upside down from the roofs of caves, old wells, hollow trees, or buildings.