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Monday, January 9, 2012

Hundreds Of Animals At Tripoli Zoo Await A Better Future

Hippopotamuses are seen in their enclosure at the zoo in Tripoli, Libya, in September. (AP)

The zoo in Tripoli hopes to reopen after the revolution that overthrew Colonel Moammar Gadhafi. The zoo was damaged in the intense fighting that took place before the capital fell to the rebel forces. The BBC’s Mark Lowen visited the zoo and has this report.


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