Newborn lion cubs die in Gaza after winter storm

Cold winds ripped protective plastic sheeting of the cage during a winter storm killing the four lion cubs


Reuters January 18, 2019
Bodies of four baby lion cubs that died in a zoo, are seen in the southern Gaza Strip. PHOTO: REUTERS

GAZA CITY: Four baby lion cubs died from the cold in a Gaza zoo after wind ripped protective plastic sheeting from their cage during a winter storm, the zoo’s owner said on Friday.

Two cubs were found dead on Thursday, just a day after they were born, said Fathy Joma. The two others were barely breathing and efforts to revive them with an electric heater failed.

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The other animals in the private zoo in the southern Gaza Strip survived the storm, including the lioness, her mate and their three 14-month-old cubs, he said.

 

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