In Pictures: Fighting for Survival at Gaza's Zoo

Dozens of animals at the Bisan City Zoo died during the seven-week conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Reuters

The international animal charity The Four Paws recently launched an emergency relief project with the aim of helping the Bisan City Zoo in the Gaza Strip and its animals.

According to the organization, 86 animals at the zoo died during the seven-week conflict between Israel and Hamas-led Gaza militants. Twenty animals are still living there, among them two lions and a pregnant lioness.

A vervet monkey cub eats apples in Bisan City Zoo in the northern Gaza Strip September 13, 2014. Photo by Reuters
Dr. Amir Khalil from Four Paws treats a male baboon in Bisan City Zoo in the northern Gaza Strip September 13, 2014. Photo by Reuters
Dr. Amir Khalil (in dark blue uniform) from Four Paws checks the medical condition of a lion in Bisan City Zoo in the northern Gaza Strip September 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters
Dr. Amir Khalil (R) from Four Paws treats the wing of a vulture in Bisan City Zoo in the northern Gaza Strip September 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters