Source: Business Insider
Images of starving lions at a zoo in Khartoum, Sudan have gone viral, prompting Osman Salih to launch the #Sudananimalrescue Facebook campaign. According to Agence France-Presse , staff at the zoo have been forced to use their own money to try and feed the lions and provide medical care. At least one of the lions has died, according to People . Salih claims a GoFundMe was suspended due to ongoing US economic sanctions against Sudan, but said he is working on setting up a new fundraising campaign to help the lions. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Heartbreaking images of emaciated lions in a zoo in Sudan have sparked an international effort to get them the nutrition they need and save their lives. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP) , images of five lions in cages at Al-Qureshi Park in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum prompted Osman Salih to launch the #Sudananimalrescue Facebook campaign. “After seeing the fires in Australia kill so many precious creatures recently seeing these animals caged and be treated this way made my blood boil,” said Salih in a Facebook post. “We have consulted a number of veterinarians and wildlife specialists on the topic of treatment, which requires effort and follow-up to the health conditions of the lions, and there is a group of young people inside and outside the country who have the desire to provide assistance. “The invitation is open to all who are interested in wildlife and all who believe in animal rights.