Fire breaks out at London Zoo

24 December, 2017, 03:07 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Firefighters are at the scene

One aardvark, Misha, died in the blaze and a spokesperson for the zoo has confirmed four meerkats are now missing.

Mr Jermey said: "Given the circumstances they are fine but they, like..."

A number of staff at the ZSL London Zoo were also treated for smoke inhalation and shock after the blaze tore through the Animal Adventure area, a children's petting zone, zoo officials said in a statement published on its website.

AN ANIMAL has died and four others have gone missing after a huge fire broke out at London Zoo.

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The fire was brought under control at about 9:16 a.m. local time (4:16 a.m. ET) and an investigation remained underway into its cause, the fire brigade said.

The zoo remained closed to the public on what had been expected to be a busy day at the popular facility in Regent's Park.

Pictures showed the brightly coloured Adventure Cafe with blackened walls and smoke pouring out of its windows.

Vets were called in to monitor the surviving animals and zookeepers were encouraged that there were no other signs of injury.

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'It's too soon to speculate on the cause of the fire but we will be working very closely with investigators over the coming days and weeks to ascertain the cause. "The zoo with be open tomorrow, Sunday 24 December, from 10am".

It is not known what started the fire.

Earlier, LFB confirmed 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers were dispatched to the scene.

Zoo: Firefighters dampen down the blaze.

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