Images of Shadow the Lion in distress – A critically endangered West African Lion found in a critical condition: Gamji Gate – Kaduna Zoo, Nigeria. (09/11/2020.)
Wildatlife e.V received an urgent appeal from a citizen in Kaduna, Nigerian, to come to rescue the animals held in terrible condition, distressed and starved to death in Gamji Gate Zoo. Since that day, we are on an urgent mission working in the premises. We are providing urgent care and nutritional support to the captive animals in the Horror Zoo. The problem started after a flood ravaged the Zoo and affected paddocks. Since Covid-19 hit worldwide, Zoos in Nigeria are all struggling to feed the animals held in captivity, due to lack of funding and support. Moreover, prices of food have inflated and without paying visitors the Zoo had literally became hell. We have established strong communication with the Government and our mission will continue until bring all the animals to safety and implement long lasting conservation plan in the country, including zoos and national parks.
Shadow 7 days after our intervention as shown below: