Thousands of baby spiders released

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Thousands of rare baby spiders have been released on the Norfolk Broads in a bid to rescue ailing populations.

Ten zoos and wildlife parks volunteered to help spider champion Dr Helen Smith on a project to restore great raft spiders back to their former stronghold on the Norfolk Broads in east England.

Chester Zoo keeper Karen Lambert spent three months caring for spiderlings before taking part in the big release.

In this video clip you can see the test-tube raised young being introduced to the RSPB Stumpshaw Fen reserve.

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