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写真 | 2017年 02月 3日 04:35 JST

Animals starve in Mosul's decimated zoo

A lion in its cage looks at a dead lioness in a grave at Mosul's zoo, Iraq. A bear paces around a filthy cage next to a starving lion, the only two animals left in Mosul's zoo. At the edge of their tiny enclosures lies a lioness dead from starvation.

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A lion in its cage looks at a dead lioness in a grave at Mosul's zoo, Iraq. A bear paces around a filthy cage more

A lion in its cage looks at a dead lioness in a grave at Mosul's zoo, Iraq. A bear paces around a filthy cage next to a starving lion, the only two animals left in Mosul's zoo. At the edge of their tiny enclosures lies a lioness dead from starvation. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A starving lion is seen in its cage at Mosul's zoo. There used to be four lions. When the first two died, the surviving lions ate their remains amid the chaos. Like much of the city, the once-peaceful animal park has been destroyed by months of fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants.

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A starving lion is seen in its cage at Mosul's zoo. There used to be four lions. When the first two died, the more

A starving lion is seen in its cage at Mosul's zoo. There used to be four lions. When the first two died, the surviving lions ate their remains amid the chaos. Like much of the city, the once-peaceful animal park has been destroyed by months of fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. When the military advanced into Mosul, Nour Park, which had been home to a range of animals from monkeys to horses, was transformed into an Islamic State staging ground for attacks on Iraqi troops.

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A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. When the military advanced into Mosul, Nour Park, whicmore

A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. When the military advanced into Mosul, Nour Park, which had been home to a range of animals from monkeys to horses, was transformed into an Islamic State staging ground for attacks on Iraqi troops. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Mortar shells left behind by Islamic State militants are seen in a freezer at Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Mortar shells left behind by Islamic State militants are seen in a freezer at Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERmore

Mortar shells left behind by Islamic State militants are seen in a freezer at Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A volunteer feeds a lion at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. "When the battle intensified, it was impossible for the guard and animal handler to reach them," said the zoo owner, who gave his name only as Abu Omar. Neighbors had been feeding the animals, but when the fighting became too fierce, they could not leave their homes. Some of the animals starved to death. Others escaped or were killed in the fighting.

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A volunteer feeds a lion at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. "When the battle intensified, it was impossible for the more

A volunteer feeds a lion at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. "When the battle intensified, it was impossible for the guard and animal handler to reach them," said the zoo owner, who gave his name only as Abu Omar. Neighbors had been feeding the animals, but when the fighting became too fierce, they could not leave their homes. Some of the animals starved to death. Others escaped or were killed in the fighting. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. Saif al-Bassef, a volunteer sent by the Kurdistan Organisation for Animal Rights, brought the first substantial food for a month. "It's shameful to watch the animals struggle, they need help. They are not connected to the war," he said.

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A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. Saif al-Bassef, a volunteer sent by the Kurdistan Orgamore

A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. Saif al-Bassef, a volunteer sent by the Kurdistan Organisation for Animal Rights, brought the first substantial food for a month. "It's shameful to watch the animals struggle, they need help. They are not connected to the war," he said. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A cage which was hit by shell, allowing monkeys to escape, is seen at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. A shell hit one of the cages and the monkeys escaped, causing havoc for nearby residents. "The monkeys were jumping on the houses, scaring the children and stealing the fruit. Ducks and other animals were running around, the whole neighborhood had to run around trying to catch them," said Faten Amar, who lives across the road.

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A cage which was hit by shell, allowing monkeys to escape, is seen at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. A shell hit onmore

A cage which was hit by shell, allowing monkeys to escape, is seen at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. A shell hit one of the cages and the monkeys escaped, causing havoc for nearby residents. "The monkeys were jumping on the houses, scaring the children and stealing the fruit. Ducks and other animals were running around, the whole neighborhood had to run around trying to catch them," said Faten Amar, who lives across the road. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A child shows his hand bit by monkey at Mosul's zoo. Another resident showed Reuters his son's hand, red and scarred from a monkey scratch when he was attacked by one three weeks ago.

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A child shows his hand bit by monkey at Mosul's zoo. Another resident showed Reuters his son's hand, red and smore

A child shows his hand bit by monkey at Mosul's zoo. Another resident showed Reuters his son's hand, red and scarred from a monkey scratch when he was attacked by one three weeks ago. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Children play at Nour Park Mosul's zoo. The park, which also features colorful children's rides, sits in the eastern half of the city that has recently been retaken by Iraqi forces.

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Children play at Nour Park Mosul's zoo. The park, which also features colorful children's rides, sits in the emore

Children play at Nour Park Mosul's zoo. The park, which also features colorful children's rides, sits in the eastern half of the city that has recently been retaken by Iraqi forces. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Children look at a bear at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. People living around the park told Reuters they had been bringing their left-over food to the animals. But it was nowhere near enough in a city where human beings can barely survive, let alone zoo animals.

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Children look at a bear at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. People living around the park told Reuters they had been more

Children look at a bear at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. People living around the park told Reuters they had been bringing their left-over food to the animals. But it was nowhere near enough in a city where human beings can barely survive, let alone zoo animals. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A cage of an animal is seen at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A cage of an animal is seen at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A cage of an animal is seen at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A man stands next to a hole by mortar shell at Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A man stands next to a hole by mortar shell at Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A man stands next to a hole by mortar shell at Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Children look at a bear at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Children look at a bear at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Children look at a bear at Nour Park in Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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People play in Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People play in Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People play in Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A sign reads "Nour Park" in Arabic at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A sign reads "Nour Park" in Arabic at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A sign reads "Nour Park" in Arabic at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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