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Baby beaver born in Norfolk for the first time in 600 years

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A beaver

A baby beaver has been born in Norfolk for the first time in more than 600 years. The successful birth occurred after two pairs of beavers were reintroduced at Wild Ken Hill, near Heacham on the north Norfolk coast, last year. A baby beaver has since been spotted on camera paddling through water at night. Dominic Buscall, project manager at Wild Ken Hill, said: “Beavers bring huge benefits to our natural environment.”

Man wears dress and drives through estranged wife’s home

A man in Washington state has been arrested after donning a yellow dress, stealing a school bus, and driving a front-end loader construction vehicle through the home he shared with his estranged wife. The man, who has since been arrested, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, first-degree malicious mischief/domestic violence and attempting to elude a police vehicle.

World’s highest bungee jump opens in China

Tourists in China have been enjoying the world’s highest bungee jump. Suspended between two cliffs in the Hunan province, a 430-meter glass-bottomed bridge offers a leap from a height of 260 metres, a stomach-churning way to take in the views of the surrounding Wulingyuan wilderness, a UNESCO World Heritage site. “Because it’s so high, it actually makes it easier”, said the operator. “When you’re this high, it’s kind of like skydiving.”

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