A SPECIES of bat has been discovered on Gibraltar for the first time to the delight of experts.

The creature was caught in December, during a netting session at the Botanical Gardens.

The Isabelline Serotine bat was spotted to the joy of a specialist team from the UK who were supporting a study by the Gibraltar Museum and GONHS.

Their findings suggest the Rock is a prime site for bat migration and are confident the species list will continue to increase.

The bat is found north of the Sahara, from Morocco to Libya and is believed to be a crevice-dweller, favouring habitats with dense vegetation and access to water.

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