But for the first time, real help might be on the way. An international coalition of animal rescue groups has come together to bring help to the abandoned animals and finally give them a real home - and some of the animals are already on their way there.
On Friday a ground team led by Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) transported the bears to a temporary enclosure at the Yerevan Zoo, where they'll await permits before moving to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Romania. As the animals were not microchipped or vaccinated, relocating them is a complicated process.
"They are still quite weak, each weighing only around 50 kg, but are being fed and cared for," WVS said in an email provided by IAR.
Next up are the lions, who need to be relocated to a more spacious temporary home before they decline further. WVS said the lioness with the head wounds is in need of treatment. "We still have a long way to go," WVS said.