December 19, 2014

Giraffes killed in Dells fire

Two giraffes were killed in a fire at a Wisconsin Dells attraction last night at the Timbavati Wildlife Park.

Owner Mark Schoebel said the fire quickly destroyed the giraffe barn, and two four-year-old giraffes were killed. He said they were among the most popular animals in the park, which also has kangaroos, large cats, antelope, zebras, and penguins. Schoebel said the park will replace the giraffes but quote, “It’s not an easy pill to swallow.”