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Cute picture alert: Baby mongooses born at Exmoor Zoo

Mumbles and Wiggles are now being looked after by keepers

Two yellow Mongooses have been born at Exmoor Zoo.

Keepers had to intervene to save the lives of Mumbles and Wiggles -as they've been called - after their mum ran out of milk and could no longer care for them.

The only two previous litters born at the zoo died in similar circumstances but on this occasion the zoo wasn't going to let that happen and took the decision to step in to hand rear the pair.

The Mongooses will become part of Exmoor Zoo's educational programme where children can get the opportunity to interact with wild animals and learn about the preservation of their natural habitats.

Lynn Reynolds from Exmoor Zoo told us this:

Rare chameleons hatched at Exmoor Zoo

The newborn Johnston's chameleons are just 3 cm long Credit: Exmoor Zoo

Two tiny baby chameleons have hatched from eggs at Exmoor Zoo. The three horned Johnston's chameleons are just 3cm long and are thought to be the first of their species to hatch in captivity in the UK.

They are identical miniatures of their parents who were rescued from an illegal shipment which was on its way to the Czech Republic.

They are now being fed gourmet meals of fruit flies and just-hatched crickets. At the moment they're around the size of a 10p piece when curled up but they can grow to 30 cm or more.

Johnston's chameleon hatched at Exmoor Zoo Credit: Exmoor Zoo
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Zoo Keepers given riot advice

A group of Zoo keepers have had to ask for help from riot police after a spate of attacks by a group of birds. The cranes at Exmoor Zoo have been getting so vicious that staff have had to bring in equipment normally reserved for controlling rioting mobs on the streets.