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  London Zoo hoping to save snails
Updated 05 March 2004, 13.46
Bigger snails are wiping out the little ones
A group of tiny snails from Burmuda have moved to London Zoo while experts try and keep them from extinction.

Bigger snails and Argentine ants are ganging up on the Bermudian ones and now there are only 100 of them left.

So 56 of them have been sent to the UK where experts can keep an eye on them and try to come up with a plan to help them breed and then go back to Bermuda.

The Bermuda Natural History Museum asked London Zoo to help when they noticed the snails were dying out.

The Zoo hope they can breed enough snails in London to send them back to island where they live.

Paul Pearce-Kelly, Curator of Invertebrates at London Zoo said they've had some success breeding other snails and think they'll be able to help the Bermudian snails too.

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