Due to the upheaval of recent years, Iraqis have not had many entertainment options within their country.
This left many desperate for a means of escape from their boredom and depression.
But with the security situation slowly improving, many people now are venturing out to the movies, parks and even exotic pet shops.
Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh visits one wild animal shop that attracts big crowds in capital Baghdad.
[July 30, 2010]