Approximately 100 firefighters fought against strong winds Saturday to extinguish a fire at the Karlsruhe Zoo in southwestern Germany.
"There was a sustained wind of 20 mph and gusts close to 40 mph," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist, Rob Miller.
The fire killed all of the domesticated animals in the petting zoo, according to the AP. A total of 26 animals were lost including sheep, goats, ponies and a llama.
The zookeepers were able to lead the flamingos, elephants and hippopotamuses to the safety of a building away from the fire.
The zoo that was temporarily closed to the public will reopen for business as usual on Sunday with the exception of the petting zoo, according to Bbc.co.uk.
The fire is under investigation, and there is no known cause as of Saturday afternoon.
After a very hot end to July, some relief is on the way this week for Seattle and other areas of the Northwest.
After months of below-normal rainfall, Santiago, Chile, could finally receive several days of rainfall this week.
One person is dead and multiple people are injured after a tent collapsed during a thunderstorm at a festival in suburban Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Typhoon Soudelor in the western Pacific Ocean will continue to strengthen over the coming days, eventually threatening Taiwan, eastern China.
Hurricane Guillermo will continue its path towards Hawaii in the coming days bringing large swells and enhanced rainfall to the islands.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Buffalo, NY (1980)
A total of 12" of rain in 6 hours.
Indianapolis, IN (1991)
61 mph wind gust during a thunderstorm 10 miles southeast of downtown.
Southeastern PA (1991)
A tornado was sighted just out of Lafayette Hill, then briefly touched down in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, downing trees and damaging some homes.