Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ukranian Zoo Abandons Animals

Zoo animals abandoned to make ends meet

A traveling zoo has been left to sink or swim in the south-east of Ukraine. A dozen animals have to withstand the major frost and content themselves with food that soft-hearted locals offer them.

Ecologists say among the animals there is a polar bear, a lion, a camel, a llama, several apes and some exotic birds. Many of them are in critical condition due to starvation, the weather conditions and various illnesses.

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”The owner has cut the animals adrift. The zoo is currently guarded by two people, who don’t have enough resources to keep them properly,” a statement by the ecologists says.

”For the last week it’s been the locals.....

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