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Danish zoo may kill second giraffe named Marius

Copenhagen - Just days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked global outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe named Marius, another Danish zoo says it may do the same thing to a giraffe with the same name.
In the Media by AFP

Copenhagen Zoo receives death threats after killing Marius

Copenhagen - Copenhagen Zoo staff have explained that they shot Marius, an 18-month-old healthy giraffe, for controlling the population and educating children. But immense anger is building from animal rights activists, who are demanding retribution.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

Uproar as young giraffe put down at Copenhagen zoo

Copenhagen - A Danish zoo sparked outrage Sunday when it put down a healthy young giraffe to prevent inbreeding as young children looked on, before chopping it up and feeding it to lions.
In the Media by AFP - 7 comments

Video: 'So, this giraffe walks into a bar', quite literally

Johannesburg - There is a favorite expression in the part of the world featured in this video: "Only in South Africa." And they are probably right, as this giraffe calmly strolls into the bar and restaurant at the Lion Park in Johannesburg.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Endangered giraffe killed in freak Spanish road accident

Valencia - A 2-year-old female giraffe named Jerezana, was en route from Jerez de la Frontera to the Bioparc de Valencia, when a truck crashed into the convoy transporting the animal. She was severely injured in the accident and later had to be put to sleep.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Most violent giraffe fight filmed

The Discovery Channel caught a rare glimpse of two giraffes fighting over territory on camera. The video shows the usually gentle creatures whipping their heads at each other.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Vancouver Zoo gives cause of death of one of three dead giraffes

The Vancouver Zoo released the cause of death of Jafari, a 12-year-old Rothschild giraffe who died unexpectedly there in November. The death of two other giraffes, each who died days apart in 2011, also unexpectedly, still haven't been determined.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Random acts of kindness from an unemployed giraffe (video)

Edinburgh - 32-year-old unemployed busker Armstrong Baillie dresses in a giraffe costume and moves around Scotland, performing random acts of kindness to strangers.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

How to 'spot' a giraffe's age?

The result of several decades of research has indicated that the age of a giraffe can be estimated by looking at the animal's spots.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Hunters pay $15,000 to shoot giraffes

Tourists from North America and Europe are paying thousands of dollars to go to countries in Africa and shoot giraffes with high-powered guns and bows.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 5 comments
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