Everyone around the world regardless ethnic and religion do celebrate New Year. Most of city would thrown a huge party where people gathered, countdown and some fireworks to celebrate New Year
Sadly, an unfortunate events happened in Germany where an enclosure at a zoo was completely burned down due to a “sky” lantern used in the new year celebrations.
According to BBC, at least 30 animals in the 21,500 square feet monkey house at Krefeld Zoo were reported to be killed in the fire, which includes a rare Borneo orang utans, chimpanzees and marmosets.
Krefeld Zoo said it was a “miracle” that two chimpanzees, Bally and Limbo, survived the fire. They are slightly injured but being looked after by vets.
Credit : Oriental DailyPolice reported that the fire could’ve been caused by sky lanterns used in the celebrations as people reported seeing those lanterns flying at a low altitude near the zoo before it started burning. Investigators had also found used lanterns near the burnt down enclosure.
Sky lanterns are actually banned in Germany as they are considered a fire hazard, which was evident in this tragic incident that took the lives of innocent animals.
The zoo thanked people for their “overwhelming wave of compassion”.
“We ask for your understanding that we cannot be there for you today,” it said regarding its decision to close on New Year’s Day.