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Oct 18, 2013

Beale Park’s Animal Keepers Hand Rear 100 Endangered Native Spiders for Release

Animal Keepers, Mark Myhill and Bekki Harrington, from Beale Park, at Lower Basildon in Berkshire, are hand rearing 100 Fen Raft Spiderlings (Dolomedes plantarius), as part of a conservation programme aimed at saving the UK’s rarest, and biggest, spider.

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