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Chatter box Keepers at Chester Zoo have become the first in the world to successfully breed and hatch Monserrat tarantulas, a rare and unusual species that is native to the Caribbean island of Monserrat.

A clutch of around 200 tarantulas hatched at the zoo, providing key new information about the species.  Chatter box

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GPS tracking and thermal imaging used to find missing tortoise
GPS tracking and thermal imaging used to find missing tortoise

Pet rescued after being collected by a rubbish truck
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Buzzards left in a cage outside wildlife centre
Buzzards left in a cage outside wildlife centre

Scottish SPCA appealing for information
Exotics centre inundated with reptiles
Exotics centre inundated with reptiles

Around 50 snakes admitted to RSPCA Brighton
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Parrot and songbird brains 'contain more neurons than primates'

Study explores cognitive abilities of some bird species
Injured tortoise receives 3D printed shell
Injured tortoise receives 3D printed shell

Prosthetic shell created for Fred by Brazilian team
'Thousands of wild animals kept in UK homes'
'Thousands of wild animals kept in UK homes'

RSPCA says the findings are "deeply concerning"
RSPCA predicts spike in 'forgotten fish'
RSPCA predicts spike in 'forgotten fish'

Animal charity publishes a fish care sheet
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Lizards and humans 'share sleep patterns'

REM and slow wave sleep could date back 230 million years
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Study reveals 'elastic' secrets of chameleon's tongue

Findings may benefit the field of biomimetrics
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BVA course to focus on lameness

A practical course to support mixed and farm veterinary practitioners who treat lame dairy cows has been launched by the BVA.

The CPD course will be led by Dr Nick Bell, lecturer in veterinary livestock extension at the RVC, and will introduce technical details supporting the stages of the Healthy Feet Programme.

The course takes place on 6 September 2016 at Colliton Barton Training Centre, Honiton and costs £280 for BVA members and £430 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.bva.co.uk

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