Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Sick animals in Iraq to be rescued by vets
Updated 25 April 2003, 13.11
A sick bear being looked after in Baghdad zoo
A team of vets is going to Iraq to help save many of the sick animals there.

Lots of animals at Baghdad zoo have been left to cope on their own and don't have much food or water.

Some US troops have been feeding them from their ration packs to keep them healthy.

Many other horses, pets and strays are also hungry and ill because they've been left by their owners during the war.

A lion resting in Baghdad zoo

The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad say many people have had no option but to abandon the animals because they have been too busy trying to find food and water for themselves.

Mobile vet clinic

Four experts from Jordan will be checking how well the animals at the zoo and throughout the rest of the country are.

They'll have a mobile clinic with supplies and medicines to treat the sick animals who urgently need treatment.

When they've worked out what more needs to be done, they'll call in more people to help.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear story!Hear story!
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
ChatIraq: What happens now?
ChatChat about animals
VoteVote: R zoos right or wrong?

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
Animals fed at last in Baghdad Zoo
Animals looted from Baghdad zoo
Vets to rescue Afghan lion king

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full Animals Section
Also in Animals now:
Hope for new home for Swiss bears
Europe's birdlife 'under threat'
Proud pooch moves to White House
Chat to Monty - an expert on chimps Chimp expert answers your Qs
Poacher patrol Poacher patrol: Can you save the animals?
Shark Vote on sharks: Friend or foe?
Want to write us a Press Pack report?
Try our Yeti quiz Try our yeti quiz - it's abominable!
Animals Get wild and chat about animals!
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club