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West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park is a safari park located in Bewdley in Worcestershire, England. It was opened in spring 1973. The park holds over 165 species of exotic animals. The 4-mile (6.4 km) safari contains about 600+ animals from around 40 different species from Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. Along with the 4 mile-safari is a large amusement park and a 'Discovery Trail' including reptile and insect houses.

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Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.