Elephants kill poacher at Kruger Park the Sunday 18 April 2021 - File: eNCA JOHANNESBURG - A suspected poacher has been killed by elephants in the Kruger National Park. NEAR ME It is reported that the deceased and his accomplices were fleeing from rangers when they ran into a breeding herd of elephants.
UPDATE: 1200 block of Hunter Mill Road: The fire is under control. Tragically, two giraffes were found deceased. No other animals injured, and all are being attended to by zoo staff. No reported firefighter injuries at this time. Fire investigators on scene. #FCFRD PM Mar 8, 2021 30 Share this Tweet Roer's Zoofari shared the following statement on their Facebook page: "Unfortunately, we have very sad news to share. Tonight the Roer's Zoofari staff and family are devastated following a barn fire that claimed the life of our beloved giraffe, "Waffles" and his new giraffe companion yet to be named. Zoofari owner, Vanessa Roer, received the call at PM from Fairfax County dispatch that the barn where the giraffes was housed in caught fire. Staff and the zoo's veterinarian arrived within minutes to help rescue and care for approximately 20 other animals housed in the same area. We are grateful that no staff members or other Zoofari animals were injured or lost. Grief counselors are being made available for staff, who are devastated by this tragedy and who cared deeply for these members of the Zoofari family. Please note that Zoofari will be closed until further notice. Thank you for all of your support and condolences to our zoo family during this time. Thank you to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for responding so quickly."