Here’s some good news about the poor Baghdad lions (and others).
Baghdad Zoo Animals to Get Help From U.S. Zoos
for National Geographic News
April 18, 2003
U.S. veterinary teams and animal welfare workers are poised to go to the aid of the zoo animals left in Baghdad as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.
“Not a lot is known about the status of the animals, although more is being learned each day,” said David Jones, director of the North Carolina Zoo. Zoo professionals originally thought there might be several hundred animals at El Zawra, the city’s main zoo, but now believe the number may be only several dozen.