A German zoo has affirmed that its “most exceedingly terrible feelings of trepidation have become a reality” after a fire wrecked a walled in area, murdering practically the entirety of its monkeys.

Krefeld Zoo at first said every one of the creatures had been slaughtered, yet later announced two chimpanzees had endure.

The 2,000 sq m (6,500 sq ft) fenced in area housed uncommon Bornean orangutans, chimpanzees and marmosets.

Police say the fire may have been brought about by Chinese or “sky” lights used to observe New Year.

“Individuals revealed seeing those sky lamps flying at low height close to the zoo and afterward it began consuming,” said Gerd Hoppmann, the city’s head of criminal police.

He said examiners had likewise discovered utilized lights close to the copied down fenced in area.

Known as a fire danger, sky lamps are prohibited in Germany.

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Changi was one of the orangutans conceived at the zoo in 2010

The monkey house at Krefeld Zoo was worked in 1975 and reproduced a tropical atmosphere for rainforest occupants, which included organic product bats and free-flying winged creatures, just as primates.

Krefeld Zoo said it was a “wonder” that two chimpanzees, Bally and Limbo, endure the fire. They are somewhat harmed yet being taken care of by vets.

The zoo likewise affirmed that the Gorilla Garden close by – which houses western marsh gorillas – was saved.

Kidogo – the gorilla that lives there with his family – was fine, Krefeld Zoo said.

The zoo said thanks to individuals for their “staggering influx of sympathy”.

“We request your understanding that we can’t be there for you today,” it said with respect to its choice to close on New Year’s Day.

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