A massive fire broke out at Chester Zoo today, sparking an evacuation. Believed to be the Orangutan enclosure.
Caring staff at Chester Zoo managed to save all of the orangutans from a fierce blaze - by coaxing the terrified animals out of the fire. Chester Zoo releases photos of animals settling into their new homes after fire Endangered Sumatran orangutans and Sulawesi macaques had to be relocated following the blaze . Fire at the Islands enclosure at Chester Zoo. The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 160 hectares (400 acres). All of Chester zoo's Sumatran orangutans are "accounted for" following a massive fire, according to Cheshire fire and rescue service. It is one of the UK's largest zoos at 51 hectares (130 acres). Shocked visitors were asked to leave the zoo in Cheshire, which is home to more than 21,000 animals including endangered species. Part of Chester Zoo had to be closed off this morning after four orangutans escaped from their enclosure while the Duke of Westminster was visiting.. Two female Sumatran orangutans and two of their young offspring made their way out of their enclosed area today (Tuesday, June 28) just after 10am. Chester Zoo is a zoo at Upton by Chester, in Cheshire, England.Chester Zoo was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. Photo by Ian Cooper (Image: Ian Cooper/Daily Post Wales) "We …

The critically endangered species, as well as the other mammals in the monsoon forest habitat where the fire started, are safe. Photo by Ian Cooper (Image: Ian Cooper/Daily Post Wales). A large fire at Chester Zoo today saw thousands of visitors ordered out and about 40 exotic animals rescued from their tropical rainforest enclosure.Sunda gharial crocodiles, Sumatran orangutans

Channel 4’s Secret Life of the Zoo highlighted the emotional impact on Chester Zoo ’s Sumatran orangutans caught up in the Monsoon Forest blaze last December.. At around 11.50am this morning the roof of the Monsoon Forest caught fire at Chester Zoo. At around 11.50am this morning the roof of the Monsoon Forest caught fire at Chester Zoo. Antony Johnstone, who was visiting the zoo …

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Fire at the Islands enclosure at Chester Zoo.

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds donated to Chester Zoo in the wake of its shocking fire late last year will go towards life-saving wildlife protection projects, zoo conservationists have announced. A huge fire has erupted inside an enclosure at Chester Zoo. "Lots of fire … Chester Zoo fire: Zoo evacuated as huge blaze breaks out in Monsoon Forest zone Images and footage circulating on social media shows flames and thick black clouds of … Visitors and animals are being evacuated from the popular attraction in Cheshire, which is home to more than 21,000 animals. Chester Zoo fire: Zoo working to rescue animals as huge blaze breaks out in Monsoon Forest zone "It was spreading across the roof in strong winds for a while.

Believed to be the Orangutan enclosure.

Photo by Ian Cooper (Image: Ian Cooper/Daily Post Wales).
Fire at the Islands enclosure at Chester Zoo. Believed to be the Orangutan enclosure.