A guinea pig who sired more than 30 youngsters has acquired super-stud status.

Magnus, pictured with Blue Cross animal welfare assistant Sue Main, took a fancy to all eight females left alone with him in a garden pen. The whole tribe is being cared for by the Blue Cross centre in Burford.

Magnus with SueThe exploits of rampant Magnus - who has since been neutered - were uncovered after his elderly owner died.

It was discovered all of his female companions were pregnant.

Lynn Rogers, manager of the centre's adoption centre, said: "He had obviously been very busy. Luckily, a lot of kind people donated pens so that we could house the babies."

Anyone able to offer a home to one of the animals can visit the adoption centre at Shilton Road, or call 01993 822483.

Picture: Jon Lewis