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Keepers at Paignton Zoo are hand-rearing two tiny African chicks

Paignton Zoo - Lesley O’Connor hand feeds chat chick

Dedicated keepers at Paignton Zoo are hand-rearing two tiny African chicks. The snowy-crowned robin-chats are being fed every hour from 8am to 9pm. Keepers use a pair of tweezers to feed them papaya, earthworms and tiny pieces of meat.

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Conservationist learns language to help work protecting critically endangered species

Jez Bird

Wildlife conservation in the 21st century is not simply about threatened species and exotic habitats, it’s about local people and their way of life – which is why the latest recruit to one Devon-based charity is learning to speak Indonesian.

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