Little Ponderosa Zoo releases list of animals killed in devastating fire

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The Little Ponderosa Zoo released a list of the animals killed in the devastating fire that ripped through a barn on Monday.

You can make a donation to the zoo at this website.

The animals killed in the fire include:

  • African genets
  • All reptiles, including iguanas and tortoises
  • 18 birds, including parrots and Macaws
  • 2 Arctic foxes
  • 2 Fennec foxes
  • 4 macaque monkeys – Nicky, George, Priscilla and Mikey
  • 2 marmoset monkeys – Chewey and Bella
  • African serval
  • Coatimundi – Teddy Bear (17 years old)
  • 2 porcupines
  • Hedgehogs
  • Ferrets
  • Chinchillas
  • Sugar gliders
  • Guinea pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Pet rats and mice
  • 3 pet fish
  • 3 goats
  • 4 sheep
  • 2 chickens

The fire was reported just after noon Monday. The zoo’s manager said employees were working in the barn when the fire broke out. Zoo workers were able to rescue some of the animals to safety. In one instance, workers carried a camel out of the barn through the flames.

The animals that survived are being treated for their injuries, including smoke inhalation.

The zoo, located in Clinton, is a nonprofit zoo and rescue facility for exotic animals. According to their Facebook page, they have rescued animals from across the United States.

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