Zookeeper in ‘serious condition’ after being bitten in the face by camel

A 54-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being bitten in the face by a camel. The employee of the Perleberg Zoo, in northern Germany between Berlin and Hamburg, was cleaning the camel enclosure and feeding the animals when one turned suddenly and bit him, police said. They described his injuries as “serious” and […]

Australia to kill US racing pigeon which survived 8,000-mile trip across Pacific

A racing pigeon that survived an 8,000-mile (13,000km) journey across the Pacific Ocean from the US to Australia, is to be put to death over fears it may be carrying disease. The exhausted traveller “rocked up” at the Melbourne home of the appropriately-named Kevin Celli-Bird on Boxing Day. Mr Celli-Bird said: “I’ve got a fountain […]

Driver’s ‘illegal’ ham sandwiches seized at Dutch border under post-Brexit rules

A driver travelling from the UK had his ham sandwiches confiscated by Dutch border guards, who said they were now prohibited under post-Brexit rules. Video shows an official handling one of the contraband snacks, neatly wrapped in foil, as he asks its owner: “Do you have meat on all the bread or not?” When he […]