A FERRET from Devon is in the running to become the oldest of its kind as it gears up to mark its 15th birthday.

Ferrets normally live for around six years, but can live up to ten years.

Suki, who is a female silver ferret, is preparing for her major milestone in the grounds of Bovey Castle, where she has lived for the past six years greeting families with her furry friends Henry aged two, and Lilly and Grace, both aged three. 

Suki’s age has been revealed ahead of National Ferret Day (April 2) by Hannah Bathard, activities manager at Bovey Castle, who has helped to care for Suki since 2009.