International organization rescues animals from Gaza zoo

International charity organization Four Paws has rescued animals from a zoo in Gaza after it was deemed “the worst in the world.”

The animals were being “donated” to another, better location because the zoo does not “have the ability to give them anything,” Gaza zoo owner Mohammad Eweda said on Friday.

In the past, his zoo has displayed deceased and stuffed animals, while another zoo in Gaza painted stripes on donkeys to make them look like zebras.

The Four Paws charity said tortoises, an emu and other animals are being taken to Jordan, and the zoo’s single tiger to South Africa.

The zoo is now closed. There is little awareness of animal welfare in Gaza, the Associated Press underscored in its report.

Zoo animals have been rescued from Gaza in the past, in many cases in collaboration with Israel.

By: World Israel News Staff
AP contributed to this report.