Litter of lion cubs freezes to death two hours after being born in the Gaza Zoo

A litter of four lion cubs froze death only a few hours after being born in a derelict zoo in Gaza.

Fathi Jumaa, the owner of the zoo, said he covered the cage of the little cubs covered with blankets for a winterstorm, but she found the next morning dead in the small zoo in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

He said that two lions died almost immediately, so he took home two more to look after them, but they died when they returned to the zoo.

A litter of four lion cubs froze death only a few hours after being born in a derelict zoo in the southern city of the Rafah Gaza Strip

A litter of four lion cubs froze death only a few hours after being born in a derelict zoo in the southern city of the Rafah Gaza Strip

Most animals in the zoo were smuggled from Egypt to Gaza via underground tunnels a few years ago, before the Egyptian army destroyed the tunnels under the border.

The winter weather in the region has made it especially difficult for animals that do not have proper care.

Jumaa said that the weather, the 'coldest winter for years & # 39; according to residents, partly the fault of the death of the cubs, as well as of a prolonged Israeli blockade.

& # 39; We could not secure the necessary nutritional supplements, medicines and antibiotics to save the lives of the cubs. We do not have enough money and the blockade aggravates the situation, "the zoo manager told Middle East Eye.

Fathi Jumaa, the owner of the zoo, said he covered the cage of the little cubs covered with blankets for a winterstorm, but she found the next morning dead in the small zoo in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. A lioness is seen in his enclosure at the zoo

Fathi Jumaa, the owner of the zoo, said he covered the cage of the little cubs covered with blankets for a winterstorm, but she found the next morning dead in the small zoo in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. A lioness is seen in his enclosure at the zoo

Fathi Jumaa, the owner of the zoo, said he covered the cage of the little cubs covered with blankets for a winterstorm, but she found the next morning dead in the small zoo in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. A lioness is seen in his enclosure at the zoo

In an earlier interview, the owners of the zoo revealed that these taxidermy animals had died because they could not afford to feed them

In an earlier interview, the owners of the zoo revealed that these taxidermy animals had died because they could not afford to feed them

In an earlier interview, the owners of the zoo revealed that these taxidermy animals had died because they could not afford to feed them

He added that because of the 12-year blockade, his zoo could not get heating systems or plastic rain protection.

He added that the mother of the cubs is now also in danger because of the complemented political and climate-mixing.

We can also lose the lioness who recently gave birth and whose bad health has worsened in recent days, & # 39; he said.

In 2016, animals – including a Bengal tiger – were evacuated from the world's worst zoo & # 39; in the south of the Gaza Strip because according to their owner, they died from stress, disease and starvation & # 39 ;.

International animal care groups have carried out several evacuation missions in recent years to move animals and birds in poor condition to sanctuaries outside of Gaza.

Palestinians are seen with the aid of a shovel to dig a grave for the dead lion cubs, which are depicted on a wooden table. They died in the cold weather after a storm in a zoo in refugee camp Rafah on the Gaza Strip

Palestinians are seen with the aid of a shovel to dig a grave for the dead lion cubs, which are depicted on a wooden table. They died in the cold weather after a storm in a zoo in refugee camp Rafah on the Gaza Strip

Palestinians are seen with the aid of a shovel to dig a grave for the dead lion cubs, which are depicted on a wooden table. They died in the cold weather after a storm in a zoo in refugee camp Rafah on the Gaza Strip

The man is seen while he assembles the dead lion cubs in a cardboard box, while people in the zoo in the refugee camp of Rafah gather and watch

The man is seen while he assembles the dead lion cubs in a cardboard box, while people in the zoo in the refugee camp of Rafah gather and watch

The man is seen while he assembles the dead lion cubs in a cardboard box, while people in the zoo in the refugee camp of Rafah gather and watch

A man is seen who buries the bodies of the four newborn lion cubs. The owner of the zoo said that two lions died almost immediately, so he took home two more to look after them, but they died when they returned to the zoo.

A man is seen who buries the bodies of the four newborn lion cubs. The owner of the zoo said that two lions died almost immediately, so he took home two more to look after them, but they died when they returned to the zoo.

A man is seen who buries the bodies of the four newborn lion cubs. The owner of the zoo said that two lions died almost immediately, so he took home two more to look after them, but they died when they returned to the zoo.

The bodies of the cubs are depicted together. Most animals in the zoo were smuggled from Egypt to Gaza via underground tunnels a few years ago, before the Egyptian army destroyed the tunnels under the border.

The bodies of the cubs are depicted together. Most animals in the zoo were smuggled from Egypt to Gaza via underground tunnels a few years ago, before the Egyptian army destroyed the tunnels under the border.

The bodies of the cubs are depicted together. Most animals in the zoo were smuggled from Egypt to Gaza via underground tunnels a few years ago, before the Egyptian army destroyed the tunnels under the border.

The owner of the zoo in the Gaza Strip has in the past offered three lion cubs for sale, who said he can no longer afford to feed them.

The owner of the zoo in the Gaza Strip has in the past offered three lion cubs for sale, who said he can no longer afford to feed them.

The owner of the zoo in the Gaza Strip has in the past offered three lion cubs for sale, who said he can no longer afford to feed them.

Lions are seen in a park in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on 4 January 2017. International animal care groups have carried out various evacuation missions in recent years.

Lions are seen in a park in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on 4 January 2017. International animal care groups have carried out various evacuation missions in recent years.

Lions are seen in a park in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on 4 January 2017. International animal care groups have carried out various evacuation missions in recent years.

The zoo keeper holds two month old lion cubs in a zoo in the southern city in the Gaza Strip of Rafah in December 2017

The zoo keeper holds two month old lion cubs in a zoo in the southern city in the Gaza Strip of Rafah in December 2017

The zoo keeper holds two month old lion cubs in a zoo in the southern city in the Gaza Strip of Rafah in December 2017

The zoo keeper holds two month old lion cubs in a zoo in the southern city in the Gaza Strip of Rafah in December 2017

The owner of the zoo keeps two month old lion cubs in a zoo in the city of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip in December 2017. This week four newborns died a few hours after they were born

A Palestinian man watches a lion at the Rafah Zoo, in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 4, 2017. In recent years, international animal care groups have carried out various evacuation missions to move animals and birds in poor condition to sanctuaries outside of Gaza.

A Palestinian man watches a lion at the Rafah Zoo, in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 4, 2017. In recent years, international animal care groups have carried out various evacuation missions to move animals and birds in poor condition to sanctuaries outside of Gaza.

A Palestinian man watches a lion at the Rafah Zoo, in the southern Gaza Strip, on January 4, 2017. In recent years, international animal care groups have carried out various evacuation missions to move animals and birds in poor condition to sanctuaries outside of Gaza.

The Palestinian girl looks at a deer in a park in the southern Gaza Strip two years ago. The winter weather that has hit the region in recent days has made it particularly difficult for animals that do not receive proper care

The Palestinian girl looks at a deer in a park in the southern Gaza Strip two years ago. The winter weather that has hit the region in recent days has made it particularly difficult for animals that do not receive proper care

The Palestinian girl looks at a deer in a park in the southern Gaza Strip two years ago. The winter weather that has hit the region in recent days has made it particularly difficult for animals that do not receive proper care

A Palestinian man looks at ostriches in the zoo. The winter weather in the region has made it especially difficult for animals that do not have proper care

A Palestinian man looks at ostriches in the zoo. The winter weather in the region has made it especially difficult for animals that do not have proper care

A Palestinian man looks at ostriches in the zoo. The winter weather in the region has made it especially difficult for animals that do not have proper care

A man and parrots smuggled into the zoo through Egypt. International animal care groups have carried out several evacuation missions in recent years for failing zoos

A man and parrots smuggled into the zoo through Egypt. International animal care groups have carried out several evacuation missions in recent years for failing zoos

A man and parrots smuggled into the zoo through Egypt. International animal care groups have carried out several evacuation missions in recent years for failing zoos

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