Libyan zoo claws its way out of war

Tripoli zoo's rare and exotic animals were at risk of starving to death during Libya's 10 months of turmoil.

    As Libya rebuilds, stories are beginning to emerge about the suffering of not just humans, but animals as well.

    Tripoli's main zoo has been shut down for since the revolution began 10 months ago due to a lack of funding, putting rare and exotic creatures at risk of starving to death.

    Despite the dangers, at least one Libyan zookeeper says it was his duty to help protect the animals he calls "a national treasure".

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Tripoli's zoo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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