Tuesday, 2 January 2018
More Zoo Animals Die...in ANOTHER Fire
I am getting sick and tired of this happening. I always wondered when I was a police consultant, why these zoos and safari parks I contacted seemed to almost panic. I think it is because of their incompetence.
London Zoo -it had to be a dog walker alerting people to the fire and animals died. Now this -13 Patas monkies (Erythrocebus patas). You see, years ago, zoo keepers did night and day shifts and patrolled the zoos at night and any problem they acted.
Now it is someone sat behind a monitor nodding off between dunking his biscuits in a cup of tea.
And zoos AND safari parks have very successful breeding...too many...no other zoo wants to buy...kill them. Oh, sorry..."euthanize" them. All while extolling the virtue of the great work they are doing in making money...I mean helping the species survive.
I really hate Humans.
Also, ONE zoo fire in the early morning accident. TWO zoo fires in the early morning...suspiciously coincidental: establishments need to tighten up security.
Thirteen Patas monkeys have died after a fire broke out at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire.
The park’s owners said the enclosure within the African Forest drive-through caught fire in the early hours.
An investigation is under way into the cause of the fire.
Woburn homes more than 1,000 animals in a road and foot safari. This includes rhinos, giraffes, elephants, lions, monkeys and tigers.
The attraction will remain open to the public.
In a statement the park said: “In the early hours of Tuesday 2nd January, a fire broke out in the Patas Monkey house within the African Forest drive-through enclosure of the park.
“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, but early signs suggest that they have not been affected.
“An investigation is under way into the cause of the fire and while the park will remain open, the Jungle enclosure will remain closed for investigation.”
“The park is grateful to the quick response from Bedfordshire Fire Brigade, who attended with three appliances.”
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was spotted by security guards on a routine patrol before firefighters arrived at 2.37am.
“They found the outbuilding housing Patas monkeys was well alight and its roof had fallen in,” it said in a statement.
“They fought the fire using fire hoses while wearing breathing apparatus to protect themselves from the smoke and fumes.
“The building was 90% damaged by the fire.”
The fire service said the incident was over by 4.46am.
Posted by Terry Hooper-Scharf at 05:11