Zoo keepers save animals after storm damage

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Keepers at Paignton Zoo saved scores of animals after recent storms damaged a key building.

High winds ripped open a 36-metre-long air vent in the roof of Reptile Tropics at around 7.30 one morning, exposing vulnerable animals, plants and electrics. Staff rushed to save lizards, snakes, turtles, iguanas, chameleons and geckos as the temperature in the building dropped. Meanwhile,...

Exotic snakes found dumped in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The RSPCA is urging members of the public to come forward after 12 Royal Pythons were found dumped in a cardboard box outside a veterinary centre in Plymouth.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer and Exotics Specialist Peter Ferris was called to rescue the animals in William Prance Road two days before Christmas and then transported them to foster carers in the city where they are now...

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