A flood most likely caused by Typhoon Goni has left many already captive animals dead in their cages.
The Zelyony Ostrov Park Zoo, also know as "Green Island," was severely flooded after a local river swept through the town of Ussuriysk, Russia, this week. Many of the zoo's animals have been trapped in their waterlogged cages for days, struggling to survive - if they haven't drowned already. Rescuers may not be able to completely rescue the remaining animals for another few days.
As of Tuesday, 22 larger animals, such as bears and a lion, were still stranded, waiting without food in the dirty floodwaters. Further complicating rescue efforts, the keys to the animals' cages were lost and the zoo owners have not yet been successfully reached, according to the Daily Mail.