Bleak future for Tripoli zoo animals?
31 December 2011 Last updated at 05:39 GMT
Life in Libya is slowly getting back to normal after this year's revolution but for Tripoli Zoo, the battle is not over yet.
Staff say money to feed the hundreds of animals there is running out.
Funding from international charities is coming to an end and it is not certain whether the new government will foot the bill.
Mark Lowen has been to the zoo.