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A new arrival at a zoo in North Somerset has caused a lot of excitement. That's because he's bigger than most.
Getting Janu the African bull elephant into his new home at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm involved a lorry, a crane, some hefty chains and plenty of carrots for encouragement.
A second elephant has arrived at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm near Bristol.
Janu, a nine year old bull, has moved in to the new £2 million Elephant Eden attraction, the biggest enclosure of its kind in northern Europe.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Wraxall this morning for the North Somerset Show.
The agricultural show is now in its 155th year. As well as the traditional livestock competitions, there will be dog trials, show jumping and even a log chopping contest.
There will also be trade stands and a huge food hall showcasing west country produce.
Thousands are expected to attend the 154th North Somerset Agricultural Show today.
Held at Bathing Pond Fields in Wraxall, visitors can enjoy horse jumping and cattle competitions, as well as taste all the local produce the food hall has to offer.
Gates open at eight-thirty.
A Care Quality Commission spokesman said a new report into care at the home would be published later this month.
He said the body was aware of the on-going investigation at The Granary, and that it took the safety of residents extremely seriously.