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In the Gaza Strip, where residents face a daily struggle to survive, animals at the Khan Yunis zoo are dying every week and the tiger hasn't eaten for days.Of hundreds of animals bought for the zoo's 2007 opening, the only survivors are the last deer of its herd, a pelican, an ostrich, two porcupines and the tiger – hungry yet still majestic. Now, after years of effort, zoo owner Mohammed Aweda is admitting defeat. He plans to sell the tiger and the rest of the animals and close the zoo after seeing his dreams fail. The animals, too, were caught up in Israeli bombing, with 80 killed according to Aweda.Two other zoos in Gaza are in similar states.At its peak, the zoo had 60 stocked cages, with Aweda and his 13 family members living off the profits.
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