Staff at Drusilla's Zoo near Alfriston in East Sussex are being praised for their bravery after helping firefighters tackle a major wildfire.

More than 1,500 visitors had to be evacuated from the site after the blaze broke out at Berwick Court Farm on Wednesday.

Staff worked together to form a human chain, carrying buckets of water and shielding the animals from the smoke.

Managers at the zoo say none of the animals were harmed.

The park is open as usual today.