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The lions needed to be fed and we had some extra giraffes... Zoo's explanation for killing young giraffe

Feb 11, 2014 - Comments: 0
Danish children among those watching the dissection of a giraffe

In spite of petitions, protects, begs, pleas, cash offers, and "adoption offers", the Copenhagen, Denmark Zoo last week killed a healthy, young giraffe. Why? The basic explanation from zoo officials: We had some extra giraffes, and the lions needed to be fed.

Poor Marius. She had a chance... plenty of them... but those in charge of her decided she was not going to get any of these chances. And so offers from other zoos, enclosing a zoo in neighboring Sweden, were rejected. A cash offer of over a half-million bucks to save the giraffe was rejected.

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