Six-month-old Kyah, a giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo, sits on the ground as she grazes at the zoo in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Surgery could fix giraffe’s terminal birth defect

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 6-month-old giraffe born with a terminal defect that prevents her from digesting most foods is scheduled to undergo groundbreaking surgery that an Oklahoma City Zoo veterinarian said has never before […]



Danish zoo kills giraffe to prevent inbreeding

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from […]


Giraffe subjected to spring hoodlum attack dies

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Tofik, a male giraffe who won sympathy in Poland after hoodlums vandalized an area near his enclosure, has died during surgery for digestive problems, zoo officials said Monday. The 5-year-old Rothschild […]



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