There’s growing concern in The Gambia about the welfare of animals at a popular tourist farm owned by a soldier who was detained last month for allegedly plotting a coup.
Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera’s family don’t know how to feed the animals and have been asking for help.
Some scorpions, chameleons and snakes are among animals that have died since his arrest on 22 December.
The farm in Nema city some 155km (96 miles) west of the capital, Banjul, also has crocodiles, turtles and a fish pond.
People are also concerned about the state of the farm if it doesn’t receive the care needed.
Lance Corporal Federa is being accused of being the mastermind of a plot to overthrow President Adama Barrow.
Last month, his sister told the BBC that he was not involved in any plot to topple the president.
Six other officers have also been detained.