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Rīgas Zooloģiskais Dārzs Fire at zoo

Discussion in 'Latvia' started by kiang, 7 Jan 2011.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    Zoo officials in Latvia's capital say three zebras, three ostriches and an antelope died in a fire that spread quickly because of tinder-dry hay. Riga Zoo development manager Edgar Vitols said Friday it is unclear what caused the fire, though zoo officials believe it was likely the result of faulty wiring because the old building was heated by electricity.

    The animals were being housed in the building for the winter.

    Officials say a night guard first noticed the fire but by then it was too late to save the animals.
     
  2. chizlit

    chizlit Well-Known Member

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    This is so sad, and yet another fire after the bad one in Germany, such a shame for the animals.
     
  3. Meaghan Edwards

    Meaghan Edwards Well-Known Member

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    How awful! One of the last ways I'd want to lose an animal.