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Meerkats, Monkeys And Armadillo Amongst Exotic Animals Seized By RSPCA In Worcester Raid

04/01/2013 14:59 GMT | Updated 04/01/2013 15:01 GMT

Meerkats, monkeys and an armadillo are among nearly 70 exotic animals seized from an events company as part of a major RSPCA investigation.

A specialist zoo vet joined police and RSPCA inspectors to search Tropical Inc in Worcester on Thursday morning.

Cotton-top tamarins, owls, snapping turtles, parrots, coatis, genets, snakes and porcupines were among the animals seized from the address under the Animal Welfare Act.

Tropical Inc travel around the UK exhibiting animals for events.

The animals will be cared for by specialists pending the outcome of the investigation, the RSPCA said.