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By far the greatest draw, were the two zebras. Both died and Mohammed did not have the financial resources to replace them.

Mohammed Al-Bakara lost all the animals in his zoo during the bombing of Gaza in 2009.

So he smuggled animals through tunnels from Egypt to Gaza and painted a couple of donkeys instead.

This is the story of how one man's spirit won over Hamas, the Israeli Government and some reluctant jihads in an attempt to reopen his embattled zoo and turn Gaza into a tourist hot spot.

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