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What is the only mammal to live as a parasite?

Question #71207. Asked by kamocaz.
Last updated Oct 01 2016.

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According to the medical section on the term parasite can be used in the following context;


In conjoined twins, the usually incomplete twin that derives its support from the more nearly normal fetus.

The only other mammal that lives as a parasite, to my knowledge, is my sister-in-law!


Oct 05 2006, 8:59 PM
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It seems that the correct answer is none.

Oct 06 2006, 11:31 AM
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The vampire bat, which feeds on the blood of other mammals (like cows), is the only parasitic mammal.


Oct 01 2016, 6:13 PM
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