Three dozen animals died on the night of 1 January in a zoo in the German city of Dortmund, located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the West of the country.
it is reported, the fire covered the building of the pavilion under the name “House of monkeys”, which included gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, monkeys, agouti, bats and some bird species. The fire area totaled 2000 square meters, the building was completely burned.
managed to Save only gorillas – animals are in the outdoor aviary, so were able to move in a relatively safe place.
According to some reports, the fire could have been triggered by the ingress of fireworks, which are in abundance were launched by local residents, who celebrated the New year. The police have not yet confirmed this version – while the guards conduct a comprehensive review of the circumstances of the accident.