Aardvark dies and four meerkats missing after London Zoo blaze
One aardvark has died and four meerkats are missing after a fire at ZSL London Zoo.
A spokesman for the zoo confirmed the death of Misha, and said that it was currently not possible to say what had happened to the animals unaccounted for.
The fire broke out at approximately 6am on Saturday in the Animal Adventure section of the zoo, and spread to an adjacent shop.
Duty staff who live on site were on the scene immediately, and started moving animals to safety.
Seventy-two firefighters attended the incident and the fire was brought under control by 9.16am.