Gibraltar's location at the south-western tip of Europe means that it is in an ideal geographical situation to house both European and African bat species present at different times of the year. Currently, eight species of bats have been confirmed in Gibraltar.
Around 70% of bats found around the world are insectivores (insect eaters) with the rest being made up of frugivores (fruit eaters), fish eaters, and vampire bats that are hematophagous and feed on blood.
All bats in Gibraltar are insectivores, mainly living off mosquitoes, moths and other flying invertebrates.
For further information on Gibraltar's Bats, please click here to download The Gibraltar Bats Project informational booklet.
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