One of the smaller mammals of the African tropical forest, the trovamp is a parasite which sucks the blood of larger mammals. The trovamp is built rather like a typical soricomorph or one of the smaller prosimian primates. It is very agile, climbing about, usually in packs, among the trunk and the branches of the shrubs. The trovamp is a prodigious jumper and can leap 3 meters from a branch to bury its needlelike jaws into the hide of a passing larger animal. Its protruding canine teeth act as barbs and prevent it from being dislodged from its host until it is finished feeding. As many as ten trovamps may parasitize one host and will remain feeding until the host animal is severely weakened.