Vets help zoo animals rescued from Syria

A tiger rescued from an amusement park near the embattled city of Aleppo, Syria, sits on its cage to receive medical treatment from health care members of the Four Paws organisation, in Bursa, northwestern Turkey on July 26, 2017. (Emrah Gurel/AP)

By The Associated Press, July 28, 2017 

BURSA, Turkey — Syria’s war was not kind to the animals at Magic World.

As clashes became intense around the amusement park near Aleppo, people struggled to find food and medicine for themselves, let alone for the wild animals in cages.

So last week, an animal charity rescued two bears, three lions, two hyenas and two tigers, driving them 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) to a wildlife reserve in northwestern Turkey, where they are receiving medical care in preparation for permanent homes in sanctuaries in the Netherlands and Jordan.