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Our worst nightmareA devastating fire has destroyed the reptile/tropical house, unfortunately lives have been lost but amazingly the crocodiles, housed next to the reptile house have survived thankfully. One of our beloved otters has died, but the female is being cared for by the vet and we are hopeful she will survive. The Zoo and soft play will be closed today and we thank everyone for their support and offer of help.
|Following the devastating fire at the Zoo on Sunday 14th April, the Zoo and soft play area will remain closed for the next few days. Everyone will be working hard towards re opening both areas as soon as possible.
We confirm that the entire reptile/tropical house has been destroyed and 48 different species including reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals have been lost. Goldie, our 14ft albino burmese python had recently been moved out of this area so has survived. The fire spread to the otter pond, killing our male otter, but the female is alive and being cared for by staff. 2 of our meerkats survived, despite their house being totally destroyed.
Shirley and Brian Curran, the staff and volunteers at the Zoo wish to thank everyone for their messages of support, offers of help and generous donations received to date.
Due to the number of people calling and wishing to donate to help the Zoo as a result of the fire, we have set up a dedicated fund and anyone wishing to donate please simply click on this donation link and select the Five Sisters Zoo Fire Fund from the dropdown menu.
See the stories below for a snippet of what's going on at the Zoo!
(Please note there is some building work taking place at the Zoo so some areas may not be accessible; please bear with us at this time. It is due to be completed soon!
For further information please call 01506 870000).