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  Zebedee the seahorse makes a splash
Updated 22 August 2002, 18.03
Zebedee the seahorse is one inch long!
A tiny seahorse called Zebedee has proved a massive hit with kids at a sea life park.

But they have to look hard for him, as Zebedee's less than an inch tall!

Zebedee is a rare zebra-snouted seahorse, and it's thought he's the only one of his kind to be bred in captivity.

Extinction

He's just made his first public appearance at Weymouth Sea Life Park in Dorset, and everyone loves him.

Zebra-snouted seahorses are facing extinction as 20 million of them are killed every year to be used in Chinese medicines.

He was bred as part of the park's 'Project Seahorse', but sadly he was the only one of the babies to survive.

But Zebedee seems really happy and he's very popular with visitors.

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