Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Written by on January 21, 2020

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Online calls grew Sunday to help save five “malnourished and sick” African lions held at a park in Sudan’s capital, with some demanding the creatures be shifted to a better habitat.  The five lions are held in cages at Khartoum’s Al-Qureshi Park in an upscale district of the capital, but for weeks now they have been suffering from shortages of food and medicine.  “I was shaken when I saw these lions at the park… their bones are protruding from the skin,” wrote Osman Salih on Facebook as he launched an online campaign under the slogan #Sudananimalrescue.  “I urge interested people and institutions to help them.”  Park officials and medics said the lions’ conditions  deteriorated over the past few weeks, with some losing almost two-thirds of their body weight.  “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.

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