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Ten rare species have been found for the first time at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

A survey discovered the park, opened in 2014, has become home to a range of rare plants and animals including the streaked bombardier beetle, black redstart and brown-banded carder bee.

Habitat installations were put in the 560 acre park when built, including 150 bat boxes and 525 bird boxes.

Park officials said they were thrilled the species found a home at the park.

The park was built on the transformed site of many of the events of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics after the removal of the temporary structures used for some sports and alongside those that were permanent, including the main stadium, swimming centre and velodrome.

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