Thirteen monkeys have died in the second fire at a zoo in less than a fortnight. The fire at Woburn safari park in Bedfordshire caused the roof of the patas monkey house to collapse, killing the zoo’s entire troop of the species. The blaze caught hold in the early hours of yesterday morning. They spent two hours extinguishing the fire, which is believed to have been caused by a faulty generator used to heat and light the building. The patas monkeys roam freely during the day in a 16-acre enclosure but are locked up at night in winter.
Source: The Times January 03, 2018 00:05 UTC