- Vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) do exist but they don’t live in Transylvania or anywhere close. They live in Central and South America.
- Vampire bats have a wingspan of about 20cm and a body about the size of an adult's thumb. Because of their small size, they only drink about a tablespoon of blood each night.
- Vampire bats feed on the blood of large birds, cattle, horses and pigs. They don’t actually "suck" blood but use their blade-like upper incisors to make tiny cuts in the skin of a sleeping animal.
Actually, Transylvania, in western Romania along the Hungarian border, is one of the most beautiful natural regions in Europe surrounded by the forests and streams of the Carpathian Mountains.
Land across the forest
Arching across 7 countries - from the Czech Republic, across Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary, and down to Romania and the tip of Serbia - the Carpathians are Europe's last great wilderness area.
Here one find's half of Europe's populations of bears, wolves and lynx, and is home to one of the last remaining stands of old growth forests.