HAVING lions walk like skeletons in world’s worst zoo, shocking footage shows.
The captive animals lie in their cages and look emaciated with their bones showing.
The recordings in a zoo in Nigeria was taken in by international NGO Wild at Life after a concerned visitor called them about two lions.
The group works to reduce and stop the illegal wildlife trade and rescue abused animals from zoos.
A spokesperson described the lions as “walking skeletons” due to their diminished appearance.
They also called the facility that held them a “horrozoo.”
After rescuing abused lions in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, Wild at Life deployed a team led by Chief Conservation Officer (CCO) Aslihan Gedik to rescue the animals and has since provided emergency food and medical care to them.
Pictures show one of the skinny lions eating what appears to be raw meat after being rescued.
In a clip filmed last year, two lions can be seen lying in their enclosure, appearing impossibly thin.
Later, as they walk around, their bones are fully visible.
Images taken at the same time are just as disturbing, showing the lions’ apparent malnourished condition.
Aslihan Gedik, CCO of Wild at Life said: “Wild at Life has a very strong track record and expertise in rescuing lions from various locations and running a successful campaign against canning.
“Our main goal is to close all lion breeding farms once and for all. We need to conserve wildlife.”
Earlier this month we revealed a The blind bear had been locked in a cage for 30 years while wretched monkeys were kept in the dark in the world’s saddest zoo.
Dozens of other animals, including a lioness and monkeys kept in the dark in a ramshackle barn, were spotted when officials visited the zoo in Armenia.
The owner claims he saved the animals from hunters and traders.
But a British charity described the conditions as “shocking and among the worst we have seen”.
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