Monday, April 23, 2012

Gaza zoo putting stuffed animals in cages to cut costs

Khan Younis zoo in Gaza is using stuffed animals in its enclosures to help cut the costs.

The animals that die at the zoo are stuffed and embalmed and put back on display.

The owner of the zoo, Mohammed Awaida, said they are doing this because there are not enough live animals left in Gaza following the war with Israel three years ago.

YouTube link.

He believes the efforts will help children learn about the animals and taxidermy. The zoo is one of five in the Gaza strip, a densely populated area with 1.6 million people.


Ratz said...

There's a stuffed leopard in the natural history museum in Oxford. It has a sign on it "please touch" :)

arbroath said...

Heh heh!

Ratz said...

Sorry, my bad, it's a cheetah.
A photo of it (being molested) is quite near the end of :

Anonymous said...

These are definitely NOT done by Chuck Testa

arbroath said...

Heh, thanks for that Ratz!