Hereford & Worcester

Exotic animals seized from Tropical Inc in RSPCA raid

Almost 70 exotic animals including meerkats and armadillos have been seized in Worcestershire as part of a major RSPCA investigation.

RSPCA inspectors joined police and specialists to search Tropical Inc, in Dunhampton, on Thursday.

Owls, parrots, coatis, genets, snakes, tamarins and porcupines were among the animals removed under the Animal Welfare Act.

Tropical Inc said it was currently unable to comment.

The business specialises in exotic animal presentations to schools, corporate groups and others, as well as providing training.

The RSPCA said the animals were being looked after by specialists while its investigation continued.

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