But Four Paws International, an animal advocacy group, has been organizing trips to send much-needed supplies to the live zoo animals who still await their liberation. They were first granted entry to the region in April of last year.
Last week, a team was dispatched to figure out a solution for the remaining animals, after the owner of the zoo sold off some of them because he couldn't afford to take care of them anymore.
"A long-term solution must be found for the animals as soon as possible," Dr. Amir Khalil, leader of the emergency mission in Gaza, wrote in a statement. "We're going to give the animals medical treatment and check the enclosures for safety."