FIRE ripped through the Five Sisters Zoo in Polbeth on Sunday morning killing reptiles, meerkats and an otter.
Early reports state that the fire broke out around 3.50am and although fire crews were able to stop the blaze from spreading, the loss has devastated zoo owners.
The fire is not thought to be suspicious and inquiries are believed to be looking at the heating system.
There were no people were injured in the blaze.
For more on the story, see the Journal and Gazette, out on Friday, April 19.