Hemato (blood) + Phagus (eating) = the Bloodsuckers!

 
Hematophagy is the technical term for feeding on blood, which is actually quite rich in nutritious proteins and fats.
I know, right?!
 

I’m sure you are already familiar with these hematophagus creatures:

 
I wonder if any of THESE will surprise you:

 

 

 

 
More on this topic:
Wikipedia
BBC Nature
BBC Earth
A Taste for Blood – NYTimes
Real Life Bloodsuckers
Surprising World of Bats
6 Real-Life Blood Sucking Animals
8 Animals that Suck Blood
Top 10 Bloodsuckers

 


 

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