10 animals housed in barn at African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton perish in fire

  • Source: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
  • Published: 11/29/2019 08:13 AM

The African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio, is mourning the loss of 10 animals it housed in a barn that caught fire Thanksgiving evening. Firefighters from Danbury Township, Catawba Island and Port Clinton all responded to the blaze, according to authorities. In a message posted on the park's Facebook page, park officials said they are still assessing how many animals perished in the fire. "We are grateful that our staff is safe and no one was injured, but the loss of the wildlife that we care for every day is tragic for our team members who love these animals," park officials said on Facebook. According to authorities, 10 animals died in the fire. They are: three bongos, three giraffes, three red river hawks and one springbok. A zebra managed to escape the fire.


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