Endangered micro-bat found in Sydney

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : September 10, 2015, 16:11 | Updated : September 10, 2015, 16:11
Australia's only species of the endangered fishing bat, or micro-bat, have been recorded breeding and roosting in Sydney, surprising researchers.

The large-footed Myotis, normally associated with freshwater, for the first time has been found living around Sydney harbor, Fairfax media reported on Thursday.

Authorities found the bats in January 2014 as part of a local survey of bat populations.

Micro-bats use their long clawed feet to scrape the water for fish and insects.

By Ruchi Singh
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