Giraffes among 10 animals killed in barn fire at wildlife park

At least 10 animals have died in a barn fire at a wildlife park in Ohio.

The blaze began at about 6.15pm on Thursday at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton.

Three giraffes, three bongos, three red river hogs and a springbok are thought to have died. Springboks and bongos are types of antelope.

A zebra and a giraffe managed to escape and were later recaptured.

The park, which was closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving, had been due to reopen on Friday.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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