Devon & Cornwall's Fire & Rescue Service's de-commissioned fire hoses are about to have a very useful second life - at Paignton Zoo.
They'll be used in dozens of different ways to make life more interesting for some of the animals, as part of the zoo's environmental enrichment programme.
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