13 mon­keys die in sa­fari park blaze

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THIR­TEEN mon­keys have been killed in a fire at Woburn Sa­fari Park.

The blaze broke out in the early hours of Tues­day in the Patas mon­key house within the African For­est drive-through en­clo­sure of the park in Bed­ford­shire.

It is the lat­est fire to hit an an­i­mal cen­tre, af­ter one at Lon­don Zoo be­fore Christ­mas killed an aard­vark and four meerkats.

A Woburn spokesman said: “Staff and fire crews at­tended the scene. How­ever, 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 by park staff.

The park will re­main open, al­though the jun­gle en­clo­sure is closed while the fire is in­ves­ti­gated.

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