The zoo is struggling from a lack of funding and that means the animals were suffering from a lack of food, water and medical supplies.
The zoo had been closed for renovation for three years but the company doing the construction work stopped altogether when the uprising happened. Many of the animals have been living in cages for nearly two years.
Thanks to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, things are turning around. The organization has stepped in and ensured the animals have enough food and water. It costs nearly $2,000 a day to just to feed the animals.
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