Published: 2017-08-22 15:33
Last Updated: 2017-08-22 17:27
Jordan has adopted a group of animals, including lions and bears, rescued from a derelict zoo in conflict-ridden Syria, according to Turkish news agency the Daily Sabah.
The animals were reportedly receiving treatment in Turkey, and will now be transported to Jordan where they will live in a national park.
Four Paws, an international charity for animal care, recently transported the twelve animals from a zoo in Aleppo to an animal rehabilitation centre in northwestern Turkey’s Bursa.
The animals will now be housed with other endangered species in the Al-Ma'wa Reserve, which is sponsored by a foundation bearing the name of Princess Alia bint Hussein, sister of Jordanian monarch King Abdullah II,