Every war has its collateral damage. Some end up on the front pages of newspapers or on glaring television screens. A misguided missile, a civilian massacre, a building lying in ruin. But there are also the hidden tragedies: the stories buried in the rubble or trapped inside the cages of a quiet zoo, metres from where the bombs rained down.In this picture is a 45-hectre park where Gaddafis sons kept many exotic pets, including lions and tigers.
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Dry leaves lie around in a walkway.
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About 80 zoo keepers abandoned the zoo leaving this lion...
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...and this chimpanzee locked in an overnight cage...
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