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Dobby the owl on the mend after horrific attack

An owl which was left for dead after a violent attack by a three youths is making a remarkable recovery.

Dobby the owl who lives near Windsor Castle was taken on by a group of residents who were spurred into action by the bird of prey's plight. They raised more than £3,000 to ensure Dobby could get the best care possible from vets. Mel Bloor went to see how he is doing.

The interviewee is Sue Lee-Paterson, Dobby's owner.

Snowy owl chicks first to be hatched in 15 years at zoo

The two snowy owl chicks have hatched at Drusillas Park Credit: Drusillas Park

Two snowy owl chicks have hatched at Drusillas Park in East Sussex and are the first to be successfully reared at the zoo in over 15 years.

Although they are fluffy and grey now, their new white feathers will replace the down as they get older.

The chicks will gradually turn lighter and "whiter" as they get older Credit: Drusillas Park

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