The zoo in Armenia which turned into a forgotten prison.

In the Armenian town of Gyumri, the photographer “Roger Allen” took some pictures of what he described as the “saddest zoo in the world” (Corriere della Sera.it).

(Click here to see the pictures)

It is about the remains of  a “private menagerie” of a “rich magnate”. The residents – or prisoners, if you prefer – are “three lions, two bears and two guinea pigs” (news.com.au). Their conditions seem really deplorable, with “authorities” refusing to take responsibility for these abandoned animals and for their “sustenance” (Corriere della Sera.it).

The latter, in fact, would be probably “already dead” without a “couple of spouses, Hovhamnes and Alvina Madoyan”, who try, according to their few means, “to feed and look after the animals” receiving no payment “in return” (ibidem).

(More details can be found on news.com.au)

 

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