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Endangered crocodiles hatch at Oxfordshire zoo

Endangered Siamese crocodiles have bred in the UK for the first time.

Eight young crocodiles hatched in the UK's only crocodile zoo, Crocodiles of the World in late August.

This is the fourth species of crocodile and alligator to be bred at the zoo in Oxfordshire and the young ones are doing well.

The hatching of these Siamese crocodiles is very rare. They are one of the most endangered species of the world's crocodilians, with fewer than 500 adults remaining in the wild.

Zoo Owner, Shaun Faggot, is confident the baby crocodiles will help raise awareness and funds for conservation projects for the species.

The hatchlings are on display with other baby crocodiles in a nursery. Visitors are also able to see Rebecca and Hugo, the mother and the three metre long father.

Rare baby crocodiles make debut at zoo

Crocodiles of the World

Eight young crocodiles have hatched in the UK's only crocodile zoo, Crocodiles of the World.

This is the fourth species of crocodile and alligator to be bred at the zoo in Oxfordshire and the young ones are doing well.

The hatching of these Siamese crocodiles is very rare. They are one of the most endangered species of the world's crocodilians, with fewer than 500 adults remaining in the wild.

Zoo Owner, Shaun Faggot, is confident the baby crocodiles will help raise awareness and funds for conservation projects for the species.

The hatchlings are on display with other baby crocodiles in a nursery. Visitors are also able to see Rebecca and Hugo, the mother and the three metre long father.

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Police rescue snake from plant pot in Kent

Police in Kent appear to have been called out to rescue a snake trapped in a plant pot.

Sevenoaks Police later updated followers with the news that the grass snake had been freed but the plant pot had been destroyed.

Appeal to help Bulgarian bears

They've been trapped in delapidated pits in the ground since they were born but your help could rescue two bears from a hellish existence in Bulgaria.

The animals are being fed by volunteers but time is running out. Now a wildlife centre in East Kent is trying to save them.

David Johns reports, speaking to bear expert Victor Watkins and conservationist Peter Smith.

To donate to the appeal, please visit www.wildwoodtrust.org/donate.html

Shocked woman finds snake in boot of new car

A Berkshire woman was admiring a second hand car she had just bought, when she opened the boot and got a big surprise.

A three-foot boa constrictor was staring up at her.

The 3ft snake was seen curled up on towels in the car boot Credit: Charlie Wise

23-year-old Charlie Wise thought the snake was a toy at first but when the reptile flicked its tongue she screamed and slammed shut the boot.

The snake was kept in the boot despite the car being sold Credit: Charlie Wise

Charlie rang the car's previous owner who said he had lost the snake two months ago but did not want the animal anymore.

Local animal charity, Berkshire Reptiles Centre, came and collected the snake who survived the ordeal unscathed.

A friend helps to gently remove the snake from the boot Credit: Charlie Wise
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