water voles

Water vole
What will you see on your next visit to the zoo - great apes, perhaps, or big cats? Whatever takes your fancy, spare a thought for the conservation work our zoos do for some of Britain's most charismatic native species.
Brown rat (captive)
When all you’ve seen is a flash of brown fur, it can be hard to know whether it was ‘Ratty’ or the rat. Though the two species tend to live in different habitats, there are areas where they overlap, potentially leading to cases of mistaken identity. So how do you tell them apart? 
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