13 monkeys die in fire at Woburn Safari Park


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.

A spokesman for the park 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, but early signs suggest they have not been affected.

An investigation is under way into the cause of the fire and the park will remain open.