The Yemen is in the grip of its most crisis in years, forces challenging each other for the control of the country. The main fight is between forces loyal to the beleaguered President, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and those allied to Zaidi Shia rebels known as Houthis, who forced Mr Hadi to flee the capital Sanaa in February 2015.
Not only does the region suffer with this unrest and destabilization but its animals do too. Especially those that are locked up in cages, typically zoos,often the animals get neglected and forgotten. This is what is happening now in Taiz zoo to the south of the country. Leopards, lions, Hyena, Lynx, crocodile, monkey, goats, cows and many others are all starving to death.
Critically endangered Arabic leopards are beginning to eat each other and others are so emaciated they can hardly walk.
There has been long-term neglect in this zoo and being in a conflict zone, none of the animal welfare or conservation organizations have wanted to get involved.
Animals are eating each other because of starvationHisham Alhoot