"Most of the enclosures have been severely damaged," said Dr. Amir Khalil, leader of a rescue team with the organization FOUR PAWS, which is in Gaza now to assist with animal care. "There are several dead animals lying around. The few surviving animals, among them three lions, are traumatized, ill and very weak."
Veterinarians and rescuers brought antibiotics, disinfectants and de-worming medication with them to the dilapidated zoo, and are now administering medical care. They also brought fridges and deliveries of food for the starving animals.