Soon the rehomed little suckers will join the other leeches in the bugs exhibit. For now they're getting used to their new home at the zoo together, which the vampire-like creatures precipitously found just in time for Halloween.
“We’re glad to be able to give these three leeches a home — just in time for the most gruesome night of the year!” Clarke, who is fascinated by nature's little vampires, said. “Leeches are surprisingly efficient ... They have three jaws with over 100 tiny sharp teeth on each, which they use to latch onto their food sources. Ducts in between the teeth release both an anaesthetic and a harmless anticoagulant to keep the blood flowing, so they can feed quickly and painlessly from their hosts."