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Man finds ‘tarantula’ clinging to bananas in Lidl store

A Lidl customer went bananas this week when he found what he believes was a tarantula in the supermarket’s fruit and veg aisle.<p>Mark Drinkwater said …

Chilean tarantulas prove popular pets for spider lovers

Tarantulas may strike fear into many, but for some the eight legged creatures make the perfect pet.<p>A Chilean enthusiast has established a thriving business gathering and breeding the spiders, exporting thousands each year to collectors around the world.<p>Natalia Pianzola reports.

Can a species come back from being extinct? The Hula painted frog, a species believed to be extinct until one was discovered in 2011, has been reclassified as a "living fossil". Professor Sarig Gafny, from the Ruppin Academic Center, in Israel, told BBC News: "We felt like we had a great finding when we first rediscovered it - this (frog) was like an idol in Israel. Photo courtesy of Frank Glaw