13 monkeys killed in fire a Woburn Safari Park

13 monkeys killed in fire a Woburn Safari Park

The blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning

A fire has killed thirteen monkeys at a popular Bedfordshire tourist park.The blaze ripped through the Patas Monkey House at the Woburn Safari Park in the early hours of this morning.A spokesperson for the Park said:'In the early hours of Tuesday 2nd January, a fire broke out in the Patas Monkey house within the African Forest drive-through enclosure of the park.Staff and Fire-Crews attended the scene, however devastatingly for everyone at the park, none of the thirteen animals could be saved.All other animals within the jungle drive-through enclosure are being monitored, but early signs suggest that they have not been affected.An investigation is under way into the cause of the fire and whilst the park will remain open, the Jungle enclosure will remain closed for investigation.The park is grateful to the quick response from Bedfordshire Fire Brigade, who attended with three appliances.'

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