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Another giraffe killed at Zoo Atlanta after neck gets caught in railing

In recent years, Zoo Miami, Dallas Zoo and Fresno Chaffee Zoo have reported giraffes dying due to problems with their enclosures.

BECCA J.G. GODWIN: ‘An 8-year-old male giraffe was killed Monday afternoon after he got caught in a metal railing, leading Zoo Atlanta officials to review the enclosure. Zuberi was in the zoo’s behind-the-scenes giraffe complex when part of his neck became wedged in a very small space about seven-feet high. Teams responded immediately, but the reticulated giraffe died shortly after…

It is not the first time a giraffe has died unexpectedly at Zoo Atlanta. In 2013, a 7-year-old female named Mona was in an outdoor holding area, off exhibit, when she collapsed. She died from internal bleeding, hemorrhaging that would be consistent with a fall… In recent years, Zoo Miami, Dallas Zoo and Fresno Chaffee Zoo have reported giraffes dying due to problems with their enclosures’. SOURCE…

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