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London Zoo's newborn tiger cubs caught on camera

London Zoo has released hidden camera footage of three newborn tiger cubs. The incredibly rare Sumatran tigers were born at the beginning of last month to mother Melati. The cubs remain with their mother inside a special 'cubbing den' and Melati will only occasionally venture away for food.

The Zoo has not yet found out what sex the cubs are as they haven't left their mother's side.

Zookeeper Teague Stubbington said 'We couldn't be more delighted with our new arrivals, and with how Melati is responding to her three cubs'


London Zoo helps to re-home illegally imported animals

The Border Force is seizing record numbers of endangered species at Heathrow Airport.The capital is seen as a hub for the trade due to its international transport links. London Zoo is part of a project to re-home illegally imported creatures.

Staff there say their role is crucial to the survival of species targeted by poachers, as David Wood reports:


Border official on 'heartbreaking' seizures of new ivory

Grant Miller, senior officer on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITIES) Border Force team at Heathrow has said the market in endangered animal items being trafficked into the country is evolving.

He said there is a significant increase in items in such as ivory from west and central Africa being trafficked through London's "logistic hub".

"We pick up between 5-15 kilo of ivory at time. The heartbreaking thing is it quite clearly new ivory from recently slaughted elephants."

Read: Record number of smuggled animal products seized by border officials

Read:Rangers turn to shock tactics in bid to save the rhino


Op for dog who swallowed 90 stones

Barney got "carried away" at the beach

An excited labrador who loved visiting to the beach ended up taking home a little more than he bargained for.

Owner Kim Woollard said three year old Barney was clearly uncomfortable when he got home from Sheerness beach and began vomiting stones.

Kim took Barney for an x-ray and was shocked when she saw the extent of the dog's stone collection.

An x-ray reveals the pebbles swallowed by Barney

Roger Bralow from Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon said "While its normal for dogs on the beach to scavenge and, in so doing, swallow a few pebbles, the sheer volume he consumed is unusual and had the potential to cause him serious internal injuries."

After an operation to remove the rest of the stones, Barney is now making a good recovery.

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