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Afghanistan / Kabul Zoo / Marjan, The Lion #653615

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The ordeals faced by Marjan, the lion and the other remaining residents of the Kabul, Afghanistan, zoo during the wars in Afghanistan and life under the Taliban examined; details given about foreign aid sent to pay for the care of the animals reported; scenes shown from the municipal zoo. [Zoo keeper Omar SHERAGHA(thru translator) - says he hates to see the lion doing poorly; says a hand grenade blinded Marjan in one eye.] [World Society for the Protection of Animals Jonathan PEARCE - says it is better for animals if zoos like the one in Kabul did not exist.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim

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