An ongoing civil war in Yemen has left 2 zoo of 282 animals in Taiz zoo and more than 300 animals in sana'a zoo at its mercy. Bankruptcy and a vicious battle has left these animals in a life boat situation with no end in sight. Before intervention, the crude substandard cages were quickly becoming many of the animals' tombs. After dramatic intervention by SOS Zoo , Bear Rescue and A Lion's Heart
the charter for compassion Yemen rescue and is currently implementing a comprehensive plan both to improve, save, and preserve the lives of all the sana'a zoo and Taiz zoo residents.
We are not only saving the trapped animals in zoo but we are educating and changing hearts. Our plan is to transform Zoological Gardens into a humane state of the art template for animal welfare but also have a biological center for the public to educate the populace about the great biodiversity around them. Yemen currently holds 50 of one of the most critically endangered cats in the world, the Arabian leopard. We plan to see through a true conservation program for these animals
Yemen will become the template for animal welfare, protection, and preservation of several species now facing extinction. This will provide jobs, education, and even tourist revenue. Instead of Taiz being known as one of the worst zoos in the world, it will become a jewel and a sense of pride to all Yemeni. From children to adults, it will inspire the people themselves to take part in conservation efforts and animal welfare. This permanent change will span generations and to generations to come.