NEW bat-tracking efforts in Gibraltar’s caves have led to a landmark encounter with an elusive bat.
During an all-night session in the Vanguard Cave, members of the Gibraltar Museum Bat Unit managed to capture and tag their first European free-tailed bat.
Also known as a bulldog or mastiff bat for its crinkled snout, this species is populous throughout Gibraltar, but has never been captured due to their crevice-dwelling habits.
The bat will be studied and monitored through the Gib-Bats study, a collaboration between the Gibraltar Museum and the Ornithological and Natural History Society.
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