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Bear and Lion only survivors in ruined Mosul zoo used by ISIS

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A bear and a lion were the only two animals left alive at a zoo in Mosul which was used by Islamic State fighters during their occupation of the city. Video here shows the two surviving animals, which the source, a local activist media group, said would now be cared for by a local NGO.

In an interview with Reuters, the zoo’s owner described how locals had attempted to keep the starving animals alive with their own meager leftovers. The owner also said the zoo, Nour Park, had been bombed, allowing monkeys to escape and cause havoc

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