The 'World's Worst Zoo' Where Animals Starve To Death And Are Left To Mummify
WARNING: This article contains images some people may find distressing.
The privately run Khan Younis Zoo in South Gaza is being described as the ‘world’s worst zoo,’ and it’s easy to see why. The ongoing conflict in the area, and a shortage of funds, has made the zoo difficult to maintain. Things have gotten so bad that they exhibit dead, mummified animals in enclosures alongside living ones.
The animal protection organisation Four Paws have been trying to raise money to get much needed supplies to the zoos in Gaza. They were recently able to deliver enough food to get the animals through four weeks, but the problem is ongoing.
Here’s a video released by Four Paws
These upsetting images have shown how the animals have decayed over the years.
If you want to help by donating to Four Paws, then you can do so via this JustGiving page.