New Year’s Eve Zoo Fire Kills Dozens of Monkeys

A New Year’s Eve fire reportedly started by fireworks set the monkey house of a German zoo on fire, killing more than 30 animals, including gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and marmosets, according to officials.

The zoo in North Rhine-Westphalia, which specializes in primates, said the nearby Gorilla Garden wasn’t impacted and that a popular gorilla, Kidogo and his family are alive.

The management said the zoo would remain closed Wednesday with employees “in shock” as they cope with the “terrible tragedy.”

Source: Krefeld Zoo: Scores of animals killed as fire tears through monkey enclosure – CNN

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