>> In the liberated east, Mosul zoos lies in ruins. In a city shattered by fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic States. A casualty of war, she died of starvation. This is all that's left of the zoo. Abandoned cages and the two last surviving animals, a bear, and a lion.
There conditions are disgusting. Their cages are filthy, there's no water, and no real food. There used to be four lions. When the first two died, the remaining survivors ate their remains in the chaos. When Iraqi forces advanced into Mosul, the park, once home to animals, from monkeys to horses, was used as an Islamic State staging ground to fight Iraqi troops.
> The complex is part of the children's theme park. It lies in ruins. It's definitely not safe.>> There are unexploded bombs lying all over this park which is just in a residential area. And we've seen one here in the bushes, some of the neighbors showed us.
A shell hits one of the cages and monkeys started terrorizing the locals.>>
And it's still active. If you look closely, it's got the safety pin still in it, and it's right next to the playground and there are small kids running around everywhere. Back in the animal enclosure, it's feeding time. A local animal rights charity has arrived to deliver the first substantial meal in a month but it's come too late.