Fire Kills 13 Monkeys at Woburn Safari Park in UK

Thirteen monkeys have died in a fire at Woburn safari park.

It started in the patas monkey house within the drive-through enclosure of the Bedfordshire park in the early hours of Tuesday. Three appliances from Bedfordshire fire brigade attended the blaze.

A spokesman for the safari park said: “Devastatingly for everyone at the park, none of the 13 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.”

The park will remain open but the jungle enclosure will be closed while the cause of the fire is investigated.

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SOURCE: The Guardian, Haroon Siddique