WILDLIFE specialists have stepped in to arrange the rehoming of dozens exotic animals who have been left homeless after the closure of a popular Scots zoo.

A total of 76 different species face uncertain futures following the closure of the Fife Animal Park on Monday. Some of the animals at the 10-acre park near Cupar, owned by Peter and Jocky Lockhart, may have to be put down if they cannot be rehomed.

However experts at the London-based British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Biaza) have offered to help find new homes for the animals.

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A spokeswoman for Biaza said: "Biaza and its members will provide assistance where possible."

Fife Council said the animals were being properly fed and cared for.