"The animals are in an appalling state," Roger Allen, a photographer who recently shot the dilapidated zoo, told The Dodo. "The bears were pacing around in circles in frustration and desperation at being caged in such a small area. The lioness, Mary, the mother of the two cubs, hardly moved. She lay with her head against the bars."
"Her cubs prowled, restless, around their two separate cages which was a metal lorry container," Allen said. "On the back wall of their cages were holes in the wooden panels where the cubs had tried to claw their way out."