Laziz, nine year old Bengal Tiger was one of the 15 animals saved.
On August 23, fifteen animals were rescued from the world's worst zoo. Located in Khan Younis, Palestine, this zoo is responsible for the horrid condition of hundreds of animals. In 2014, animals were starved to death due to the seven-week war between Israel and Hamas. In 2015, live animals were found to share cramped cages with dead animals. When Laziz the Bengal Tiger was rescued, it was found he was fed chicken--which tigers should not eat--which led to obesity and diseases. Sadly though, these actions of the zoo are only few of many. From hearing about these conditions, Four Paws, an animal-welfare nonprofit, decided to save these animals. From April to August, plans and decisions were made, finally leading to a fourteen person team to save the remaining animals. A baby deer was supposed to be part of the animals saved, but sadly died the day before the team arrived. The animals saved were a tiger, two tortoises, five monkeys, a pelican, an emu, a doe, two porcupines, and two buzzards. With the animals saved, they now began a new life in sanctuaries, with hope they can deals from their damages of living in a zoo. This article raises importance, as the zoo in Khan Younis is only one of many other zoos which present horrid conditions to animals. Animals who experience these horrible conditions are found to have with psychological and physical trauma. It is also important to remember that zoos are not an animal's natural habitat, leading to problems whether they're treated nicely or not.