“Serious Incident” At Hamerton Zoo Park

Visitors to Hamerton Zoo Park have been evacuated and the park, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, closed for the day.

Police and an air ambulance have been called to a “serious incident” at a zoo in Cambridgeshire.

Police said none of the zoo’s animals had escaped and the public were not in danger, but refused to give any more details.

The 25 acre zoo near Sawtry, Cambs, has tigers, cheetahs and a number of other wild cats, including lynxes, servals and oncillas. The zoo also has wolves.

We attended an incident at Hamerton Zoo Park today. We are unable further info at this time but we can confirm that no animals have escaped.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “We were called around 11.15 to reports of a serious incident at Hamerton Park.

“Officers attended the scene along with ambulance crews and MAGPAS [air ambulance].

I shouldn’t leave the house… Try to go to @HamertonZoo and all hell breaks loose. Evacuated and air ambulance/police/ambulances. pic.twitter.com/Kgusnwqm0f

“There is no further information at this time but we will provide an update when we are able to do so.”

He added: “There is nothing ongoing at the location now that would require anyone to be concerned.”

The zoo is a 25-acre wildlife park that has about 500 animals including monkeys, cheetahs, raccoons, sloth and a collection of Malaysian tigers and white tigers.

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