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H2O Deer! Animal rescued from Wisbech river

The fire service worked with the RSPCA to save the deer.

RSPCA inspectors joined forces with the fire service to free a deer who had become stuck on the mud banks of the River Nene in Wisbech.

The animal was trapped in the river in the harbour near to the Police Station, and was standing on the muddy banks at low tide unable to free himself.

The deer had a minor eye injury.

When I arrived this poor deer was in a real fix. He had most likely wandered over from the common land nearby, but stumbled down into the river banks, swam to the harbour and with the walls being so steep and high he just wasn’t able to get himself out again.

– Jon Knight, RSPCA

If you see a wild animal in distress, keep a safe distance away and call the RSPCA.

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Police warning not to leave animals in hot cars

Norfolk Police are warning people not to leave animals locked inside cars as temperatures soar this weekend.

So far this afternoon the thermometer has hit nearly 29°C (84°F) in the East but its set to get even hotter on Sunday.

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Funeral to take place for zookeeper killed by tiger

Rosa King worked at the zoo for 14 years. Credit: SWNS

The funeral for the zookeeper who was killed by a tiger at a Cambridgeshire zoo will take place today.

Rosa King died in what was described as a "freak accident" when she was attacked at Hamerton Zoo near Huntingdon last month.

The zoo, which has been closed since the incident, is due to re-open on Friday.

The tiger involved won't be put down after Rosa's family made it clear they wanted to keep it alive.

Cambridgeshire Zoo to reopen after fatal tiger attack

The Cambridgeshire Zoo that's been closed since a keeper was killed by a tiger last month is to reopen on Friday.

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Rosa King the keeper killed by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire

The Cambridgeshire Zoo that's been closed since a keeper was killed by a tiger last month is to reopen on Friday.

Hamerton Zoo Park confirmed the news in a tweet this morning. They said that the decision was taken following a an inspection by Huntingdonshire District Council.

Rosa King, died in what was described as a "freak accident" when a tiger attacked her.

The decision to reopen has been supported by her family. They also agreed that the tiger involved should not be put down.

Rosa King's funeral takes place in the Westcountry tomorrow.

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