16 Sep '11, 12pm

A Trickle of Aid for Tripoli's Zoo Animals: Donations have started to arrive after some 1,000 animals, including...

A Trickle of Aid for Tripoli's Zoo Animals: Donations have started to arrive after some 1,000 animals, including...

Reuters A lion in its cage at the Tripoli zoo on Saturday. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has had several unusual missions in the past few years, sometimes involving the rescue of zoo animals in conflict zones. This week the group said it had managed to send some aid to feed more than 1,000 at-risk animals in the Tripoli zoo, which is near Bab al-Aziziya, the compound that was until recently Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s base. The area was besieged after opposition forces from the National Transitional Council pushed their battle to overthrow the regime into the streets of Tripoli. In late August, Nic Robertson of CNN visited the zoo , where he found few zookeepers and inadequate food and water. The animals, including tigers, lions, hippos and monkeys, were starving. Since then the animal welfare fund and similar groups have been collecting money to feed the animals...

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