Baghdad Zoo, Iraq
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The Baghdad Zoo is a zoo located in Baghdad, Iraq, in the Al Zawraa Gardens area, which also includes the Zawraa Amusement Park and Zawraa Tower. It once housed 650 animals.
The Baghdad Zoo was built in 1971 under Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. The facilities were insufficient, with small confinement spaces considered inhumane. After the first Gulf War, Iraq's zoos suffered from the United Nations Iraq sanctions, limited particular foods, medicines, and vaccines.
original 650 to 700 animals in the Baghdad Zoo only 35 had survived to the eighth day of the invasion, and these tended to be some of the larger animals. Several lions escaped from the abandoned zoo, and were rounded up by American soldiers in armored fighting vehicles.
Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs Posted | Comment | Recommend E-mail | Save | Print | A pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs, that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights
activists, are shown to the media for the first time at the Baghdad Zoo in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2008. The animals, which were donated by the North Carolina-based Conservators' Center, arrived Monday after being flown to Baghdad from the United States in a US$66,000 trip funded by the U.S. Embassy and transported to the zoo by the U.S. military.
Like many other Iraqi institutions, the Baghdad Zoo is struggling to emerge from years of devastation amid the violence that followed the U.S. invasion in March 2003, and officials showed off the tigers as proof of progress.
The Baghdad Zoo had more than 600 animals before the American invasion. In 2001 it had some 1.5 million visitors. Saddam closed it for renovation in 2002 and it was intended to reopen in April 2003 after a $50 million facelift.
The Baghdad Zoo is highlighted in red. Overview of the Baghdad Zoo as of 27 March 2003 The Baghdad zoological Garden as of 27 March 2003.
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Each day, my wife passes the Baghdad Zoo on her way to work. When the weather is nice, crowds of people are there, so a few days ago, she suggested we take our 20-month-old daughter for a visit.
Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs = Fri Aug 8, 2008 9:33 AM EDTworld-news, iraq, north-carolina, tigers, baghdad-zooKim Gamel, Associated Press WriterImages Previous ImageNext Image(showing 1 of 5 photos) The Baghdad Zoo on Friday
"We have full confidence that the Baghdad Zoo has the staff and facilities to care for them long into the future." U.S.
at the Baghdad Zoo is an eerily surreal and darkly humorous play about the madness of life in war and what it means to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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replace the Baghdad Zoo's only tiger since it was killed in 2004, Maj. Zink said. "The people at the zoo were asked all along, 'What's the number one animal you would like to have in the zoo?'" Maj. Zink said.
The Baghdad Zoo was the largest zoo in the Middle East. Within eight days following the 2003 invasion, however, only 35 of the 650 to 700 animals in the facility survived.
Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs = By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer Friday, August 8, 2008 - Print E-mail deliciousdel.icio.
The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.
Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs By KIM GAMEL – 6 hours ago BAGHDAD (AP) — The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger
-led invasion, the Baghdad Zoo is making a startling comeback, and thousands of Iraqis are flocking there to escape the city's grungy streets. In this Saturday April 19, 2003 file photo, a lion sits in its cage in Baghdad's zoo. Damaged after the 2003 U.S.
The Baghdad Zoo today showed off two rare Bengal tiger cubs, which were donated by the Conservators’ Center animal sanctuary in North Carolina. The tigers, named Hope and Riley, weigh about 150 pounds each and arrived in Iraq on Aug. 4, traveling from the U.S. via DHL. socc606b_art_400_20080609140104.
first time at the Baghdad Zoo on Friday. (The Associated Press) The zoo is an extremely popular attraction in Baghdad, with more than one million people visiting the zoo recently over a four-day period, when thousands of Shiites visited Baghdad for a religious holiday.
Baghdad Zoo has made a startling comeback, and thousands of Iraqis are flocking here to escape the city’s grungy streets.
excitement, Hope and Riley were introduced to the Baghdad Zoo on Aug. 8. The tigers were a goodwill gesture from the North Carolina Conservators’ Center, a breeding sanctuary for endangered species. “We are building trust with America,” said Dr.
the Baghdad Zoo on Aug. 8. Click photo for screen-resolution image Riley and Hope, the pair of tigers sent to the Baghdad Zoo from the Conservators’ Center in North Carolina, relax in their new enclosure in Iraq on Aug. 8, 2008.
The Baghdad Zoo is located in the “green” zone a very safe part of the city and there is twenty-four hour security. The gift of the tigers is another example of America’s desire to restore and improve life for the Iraqi people.
Salma Mousa, the Baghdad Zoo’s director, cut the ribbon to the new stable facility during the grand opening ceremony at the zoo in central Baghdad on Dec. 1, 2007. Photo by Sgt.
By July 2003, the Baghdad Zoo's collection had grown to 86, as additional animals arrived from private collections and zoos nearby. Current Situation Currently, the Baghdad Zoo is open to the public and undergoing regular improvements.
Adel Mousa, the Baghdad Zoo Director, with one of the zoos surviving original cheetahs.
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The Baghdad Zoo had been readying itself to receive the tigers for more than one year. Preparations involved preparing a new living space to include a wading pool, training the zoo’s veterinarian staff, and ensuring a proper diet for the cubs.
Baghdad zoo with exotic animals like elephants and giraffes, Iraq is making a worldwide appeal for animals. Zoo Director Adil Salman Musa told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq that as a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the zoo cannot buy animals on the market.
to Iraq and a dangerous future at the Baghdad Zoo," Lisa Wathne of PETA said in an e-mail. "These tigers will be caged, helpless, and completely dependent on humans to survive in an area where many people live in fear and are still without access to basic necessities.
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