Thursday 22 February 2018

Baby giraffe born at US zoo last month dies after running into a fence

A baby giraffe born at a central California zoo last month has died after running into a fence in an exhibit.

The male giraffe, born on September 9 at the Chaffee Zoo, died on Sunday afternoon, KFSN-TV reported.

The incident happened during a special preview event for the new African Adventure exhibit that is set to open on Thursday.

A zoo spokeswoman said tests will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

The giraffe weighed 188 pounds (85kg) at birth and was the twelfth reticulated giraffe birth in the zoo's history.

Press Association

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