The underfunded, overwhelmed animal park in the heart of Egypt’s chaotic capital has been beset by poverty, tear gas and suspicious animal deaths.
Dec. 11, 2013 Visitors take in the lions at Cairo’s Giza Zoo, which has a poor track record in animal care. The zoo, in Egypt’s capital, has been the recent focus of media scrutiny after giraffe inadvertently hung herself and three black bears died in a single night. An Egyptian newspaper reported that the giraffe had committed suicide. Abigail Hauslohner/The Washington Post Buy Photo