The large animals were poking their heads out the windows, almost as if calling for help.
Workers were clearing all the animals out, first moving the smaller ones into a truck.
These beasts seemed to want to head across the zebra crossing. First an employee was blowing ashes and soot from their fur with a hair dryer. Crowds stopped by to ask about the fate of the animals and to express their sympathy.
But here's the good news.
Deyrolle says they'll be back in business again very soon.