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Big influx of unwanted pets at Suffolk bird rescue centre

There's been a big increase in the number of unwanted pets at the A1 Parrot Rescue centre in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A bird rescue centre in Stanton in Suffolk has had a massive influx of unwanted pets.

'A1 Parrot Rescue' has almost doubled in size in the past eight months because of people giving up their birds.

Its owners say more needs to be done to educate people about looking after exotic birds and stricter guidelines introduced into who can breed and sell them.


Rhino that gored man at Whipsnade Zoo showed no signs of 'uncharacteristic behaviour'

Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Credit: PA

A two-tonne rhino that gored a keeper at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire had not shown any "uncharacteristic behaviour" beforehand, a report has revealed.

The man, in his 50s, was found semi-conscious at the zoo in November with injuries to his chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Central Bedfordshire Council is satisfied all safety checks were done.

Neither the zoo nor the council would say if the keeper was still in hospital.


Suffolk Show enjoys bumper year

This year's Suffolk Show attracted record numbers Credit: ITV

More than ninety thousand people attended the Suffolk show this year.

The higher than usual number means that the Suffolk Agricultural Association which runs the event is expecting to break even on the costs.

The increased numbers of visitors follows a drive by the charity to attract more famlies and young people, with free entry offered to children under fifteen.

The show put an added emphasis on family entertainment this year Credit: ITV
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