On Monday 35 staff members were paid $20 each from an official aid organisation, to make sure they keep their jobs at the zoo.
It ends weeks of neglect for the animals who have had to survive on very little.
During the war they didn't get fed for around three weeks.
And when Saddam Hussein's leadership was toppled by the coalition forces, about 600 of the zoo's animals were stolen by looters.
They stole monkeys, bears, horses and camels, which are seen as valuable.