Oldest giraffe in Japan dies at 32

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Momo, the oldest giraffe in captivity in Japan, has died at age 32, the park the place the animal lived north of Tokyo mentioned Monday.

Born on the Nasu Safari Park in Tochigi Prefecture on Dec. 30, 1988, the feminine giraffe would have been near 100 in human years, far exceeding the 25-year common lifespan of giraffes bred in captivity. She died on Friday.

Provided picture taken in 2020 reveals Japan’s oldest giraffe Momo. (Photograph courtesy of Nasu Safari Park)(Kyodo)

Momo was identified for being curious from a younger age, however she had spent extra time resting indoors since spring this 12 months as a consequence of her age, based on the park.

Though she got here out in good spirits on heat days, “Momo died simply as we have been about to rejoice her birthday,” the giraffe’s breeder mentioned. “Being concerned in elevating her has given me confidence as a breeder.”

The park plans to arrange a flower memorial and message board to commemorate the giraffe’s life.

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