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Chatter box A group of endangered turtles have found a new home at London Zoo after being rescued from smugglers.

The four big-headed turtles arrived at the zoo at the end of last year, after smugglers tried to illegally import them to Canada, labelled as toys.

One of the turtles, named Lady Triệu after a Vietnamese warrioress, has moved to a new exhibit in the zoo’s reptile house. She is the only one of her kind in a UK zoo.

Big-headed turtles have such large heads that they cannot pull them back into their shells. To compensate, they have armour plating from head to tail and a very sharp beak to fend off predators. They are ranked number 18 on ZSL’s EDGE of Existence reptile list, which puts threatened species at the forefront of conservation action. Image © ZSL  Chatter box

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Microchip reminder after giant tortoise found wandering through field 
Microchip reminder after giant tortoise found wandering through field 

Finder hauled the enormous animal home in a wheelbarrow
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Odours ‘can evoke positive emotions’ in rats
Odours ‘can evoke positive emotions’ in rats

Research finds rats can learn to link smells with positive experiences
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus

Disease identified at pig farms in northern England
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets

BVA calls for vet to be on set for UK ‘I’m a Celebrity’
Exotics vet performs intricate surgery on goldfish
Exotics vet performs intricate surgery on goldfish

Thirty-minute surgery carried out to remove tumour on jaw








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RCVS Fellowship board chair elections get underway

Voting for the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Chair election is now underway. This year four candidates are standing for election, including Dr Robert Huey, Professor John Innes, Professor Liz Mossop and Professor Ian Ramsey.

The Chair will attend and preside over Fellowship meetings and take the lead in consolidating the Fellowship’s position as the learned society of the RCVS. Fellows will receive an email containing a link to the online voting form, as well as candidates’ details and manifestos. Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, 5 September.

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