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Since the opening in 1999 many of the animals have died due to being caught in the centre of rocket attacks and war battles.
5 lions ...
were suffering there, as well as a hyena, several wolves, monkeys, cats, dogs, ostriches, emus and other birds.
Over 40 animals
The zoo is very small and covers an area of only about 10 000 square metres. The cages were tiny, dirty and old.
The owner has run out of funds and was no longer able to provide food for the animals. Neither could they improve their living conditions or expand their enclosures. Immediate action was needed!
Khan Younis Zoo is history!
FOUR PAWS conducted an intense rescue mission to save the remaining 15 animals at Khan Younis Zoo. Read more here.
Cubs from Rafah Zoo are safe!
In 2015, a father of six bought the cubs from Rafah Zoo as a treat for his grandchildren. The new ‘pets’ quickly pushed the family to their financial and physical limits. FOUR PAWS rescued the two cubs from this irresponsible private keeping.
FOUR PAWS closed Al-Bisan Zoo and rescued the animals!
More than 80 animals died when a zoo in northern Gaza was severely damaged by air strikes. An emergency team by FOUR PAWS managed to get there and help the 20 surviving animals. Dr. Amir Khalil and his team delivered urgently needed medicine and food. Luckily, FOUR PAWS was able to close down the zoo.