Cuba zoo gets ready for delivery of Namibian wild animals
21 August 2012 Last updated at 09:29 BST
The Zoological Park in Cuba's capital, Havana, is busy preparing for a delivery that it hopes will transform its fortunes: 146 wild animals, donated by the government of Namibia.
The operation is so large it has been dubbed Noah's Ark II.
The vast majority of the animals, which include lions, leopards and buffalo, will be flown from Africa at the end of September, followed several months later by 10 baby rhinos and five elephants.
Sarah Rainsford visited the park to see the preparations being made.