Tragedy at Krefeld Zoo, Germany

Ute sent this card to Geography Cat and wrote about the tragic loss of life at Krefeld Zoo in Germany that happened as a result of sky lanterns being released illegally for a New Year’s party. The lanterns landed on the ape house and set it alight. Over 50 animals were lost as a result.

There is a short news report about the incident here. This type of sky lanterns are illegal in Germany, and this devastating incident shows why. Whether they are illegal or not in your country, Geography Cat asks you not to ever use them.

Thank you Ute.