BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fire at an exotic animal sanctuary in West Tennessee has killed dozens of animals.
The Ark R.A.I.N. Wildlife Sanctuary and Exotic Animal Rescue burned to the ground, reported The Jackson Sun on Tuesday.
The home of the founders, Tim and Toni Davies, also burned.
The sanctuary's website contains a posting that says a kangaroo named Tucker and a lion called Obadiah sustained facial burns, but have been treated and are expected to survive.
The fire killed 43 animals in the sanctuary and 13 dogs and cats inside the home. Kinkajous, birds, tortoises, a bush baby monkey, dogs, cats and many other species died in the fire.
Chief Mark Foster of the Brownsville-Haywood County Fire Department says the cause of the blaze Friday morning is still under investigation.
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This is so very sad, the loss of so many innocent lives. 🙁 May they fly free from pain now!