The starving lions at the Sudanese Zoo are running out of time.

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Photos of five starving lions haunting the cages of Al Qureshi Park in the Sudanese capital have exploded since early morning, January 20, on social media. “When I saw the lions at the zoo, I was shocked. Their bones are protruding from their skin,” Osman Salih wrote on Facebook , launching a campaign under the slogan #Sudananimalrescue . “I urge people and institutions to help them.” Many require the animals to be moved to a more suitable environment.


“Food is not always available, so often we buy it from our own money to feed them,” Essamelddine Hajjar, a manager at Al-Qureshi park told AFP.

The park is managed by Khartoum municipality but also funded in part by private donors.

Sudan is in the midst of a worsening economic crisis, led by soaring food prices and foreign currency shortage.


In 2017 similar thing happened in Mosul, Iraq, where local Zoo was destroyed during the war against ISIS.