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Sand lizards to be released

Some four hundred sand lizards are to be released at five sites in Surrey, Dorset and mid-Wales. from where they had previously disappeared. The sand lizard was once common across heathland in Southern Britain, but the gradual destruction of its habitats has led to its extinction in many places. The young lizards were bred in captivity in zoos and specially modified back gardens. BBC (with video)