Bats are allegedly the cause of coronavirus, but when they are sick some species are masters at self-isolation.
A new study from The University of Texas says, “When they are sick and feeling bad, they [bats] are not interested in social interactions.”
The study found that vampire bats, who are usually very social were found to “decrease physical social encounters through reduced movement” when they weren’t feeling well.
When healthy, bats call out for each other when they are apart, the one’s who aren’t well, vocalize less, stay away-therefore they decrease the likelihood of transmitting illnesses, according to the study.
They also significantly dialed back their grooming and mating habits.