Animals too starve in Lebanon’s zoos as economy crumbles

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Lebanon
  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Ya Libnan
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Lebanon
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Animals too starve in Lebanon’s zoos as economy crumbles

Hazmieh, Lebanon-

Thin and frail, the two big cats scarcely moved as they lay on the concrete floor of their cage while, nearby, an emaciated Syrian brown bear anxiously paced his enclosure.

The three starving animals are among the last, neglected residents of a zoo in Hazmieh outside Beirut, their upkeep rendered too expensive by Lebanon’s economic crisis. 

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