Mogo Wildlife Park has made a plea for a generator as they try to keep animals safe without power after a bushfire swept through the area.
Spokeswoman Sara Ang hoped someone nearby would have a large generator to lend.
As of 4pm on New Year's Day, 32,000 customers across the South East of NSW were without power.
Essential Energy advised properties to prepare for an extended period of time without power with weather conditions predicted to deteriorate over the coming days.
Mogo Wildlife Park staff saved the park on New Year's Eve when fire burned around them.
Zoo owner and director of life sciences, Chad Staples, received an RFS text warning in the morning and immediately put plans into place.
He said the weather was "hellish" all morning, until the southerly came through, when wind moved in "competing directions".
The zoo had been in constant communication with RFS before the fire, which helped them prepare, however he said RFS could not assist during the blaze.
Mr Staples was grateful for staff, who he "inherited" officially about three weeks ago, when Mogo Zoo founder, Sally Padey, handed him the reins.
Staff helped keep the facility and animals safe on all fronts when the sky became black, red and hot.
He put smaller animals into "pet packs" including tamarins and red pandas, and brought them to his home on-site nearby.
The park's staff pumped water onto everything they could, including buildings, gutters and grass.
Staff fought fire at the river line using vehicles containing lots of water and wet hessian sacks.
About 15 staff members fought the fire with him for most of the day and 10 stayed overnight.
The animals were returned to their enclosures during the evening of New Year's Eve, except for the red pandas whose homes were not yet safe due to burning trees.
On New Year's Day, staff continued to extinguish fire and monitor the facility.
Staff said the animals were behaving well despite the smoke, including Kisane the gorilla and Karn, the baby giraffe.
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