Leopards And Monkeys Burn To Death As Massive Fire Engulfs Maltese Zoo
Exotic animals burn to death as fire engulfs Mtahleb Wildlife Park
Two leopards and several monkeys have reportedly burned to death after a massive fire broke out at the Mtahleb Wildlife Park this morning.
However, firefighters managed to rescue some tigers, lions, bears and a puma after they ran into a pool. These animals will be treated wth opium and transported to a secure location.
The fire has been completely extinguished now, but the damage to the zoo is said to be extensive - the entire park is destroyed, as is the nearby home of the family who owns it.
According to the Times of Malta, police investigators suspect the fire broke out after a gas cylinder exploded.