Nearly 60 bats and several reptiles died in a fire at a zoo in western France, France Bleu radio station reported referring to the zoo's director. The fire bega at the zoo of La Flèche's terrarium on Sunday, 6am local time, RIA Novosti reported.
The fire was quickly localized, but the building was completely destroyed. None of the employees were injured.
According to preliminary data from the gendarmerie, the fire started due to a short circuit.
The zoo is operating normally now.