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Jubilee and Grip were released into the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Royal Palace last year as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It emerged yesterday they were killed by the fox in May and have now been replaced with ravens with the same names.
Hopefully the storm will hit about 10pm tom night whilst Im on my 8th pint of Thatchers! Great pub weather
Since 1987, the Tower ravens have been the subject of a successful captive breeding programme. For example, over time, 17 chicks were successfully hatched and raised by a pair of ravens known as "Charlie" and "Rhys". Charlie came to an unhappy end: he bit a bomb-sniffing dog (who was also named Charlie), and the dog grabbed the raven with his teeth. This dog bite killed the bird
As for battered all the time; in my 25 years I don't think I've ever seen a particularly bad storm. At least not one I remember. I would say our climate is one of the most stable.
What happened to the stiff upper lip.
reply to post by EvillerBob
According to the article linked in the original post (which no one appears to have read) they have more than 6 ravens just to be on the safe side.
I think you'll find that most people appear to have read the article as it's been mentioned a couple of times in earlier posts about having the "spare" raven.......did you read all the thread?