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Animal welfare
Charity provides desperately needed care for Mosul zoo's remaining animals

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A BEAR and a lion are the only animals still alive in the Montazah Al-Mourour Zoo in eastern Mosul, Iraq, a charity mission has discovered.

The zoo has been on the front line of the conflict between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Iraqi army for the past three months. The conflict has now moved away and, on February 19, a rapid response team from the Four Paws international animal charity was able to enter Mosul to assess the zoo's animals. …

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