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Ukraine Zoo Out Of Money, Animals Begin To Starve

KHARKIV — There’s a critical situation in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, and it doesn't involve human rights. If the city zoo doesn’t get more money by Monday, officials say the animals there will begin to die of starvation.

Zoo director Aleksey Yakovlev says that there is a pregnant elephant named Tandy who is on the verge of exhaustion and the staff fear that she is on the verge of a miscarriage and death.

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