Nico the silver back Gorilla has passed away at Longleat safari Park.
Nico who was the oldest silverback gorillas in the world passed away on Sunday 7TH January in the home where he lived since he arrived at the park in 1980s.
Nico was always known for being being a little grumpy and prefered his own company while he spent his days watching Sky TV.
Longleat have said on Monday evening:
“Everyone here has been truly saddened by the death of Nico. His main keeper has been working with Nico virtually on a daily basis since 1989 and has forged an extraordinarily close bond with him. It goes without saying that he is particularly devastated by the loss along with the rest of his keeping team who have cared for Nico over the years.
“We know that so many of you cared for Nico and have visited him over the years, so please join us in celebrating the life of such a magnificent creature.”
A zookeeper has been mauled by a Siberian tiger she cared for.
Visitors and other zoo staff threw objects at the tiger to try and get it away from the defenceless women and thankfully it worked as the keeper working for Kaliningrad Zoo in Russia was badly mauled but was rushed to hospital is expected to survive.
All day there have been reports flying around after it was reported that a ‘major incident’ had happened at Hamerton Zoo Park but now it’s been confirmed that a zookeeper was killed by a tiger at the zoo on Monday morning.
Police where called to the Zoo in Steeple Gidding near Huntingdon at around 11.15am after someone who worked at the zoo reported the incident.
It’s been confirmed that a female keeper was killed but the press have been reassured that at no time the tiger didnt leave it’s enclosure.
Police quickly confirmed that no animals have escaped and members of the public are safe.