LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) – Staffers at Lufkin’s Ellen Trout Zoo are mourning the lack of Kamili, a feminine giraffe, and her unborn child.
Gordon Henley Jr, the chief director of the Ellen Trout Zoo, stated in an e-mail that Kamili died on June 17.
“Zoo staffers had been retaining a watchful eye on Kamili, a feminine Maasai giraffe, because it was decided that she was carrying a child,” Henley stated. “On the morning of 16 June 2021, Kamili was noticed going into labor, and everybody was excited concerning the prospect of a child giraffe.”
Henley stated zoo staffers checked on her all through the day and a number of other occasions in the course of the evening.
Nevertheless, Kamili had not progressed any additional on the morning of June 17, and Dr. Mike Nance, the Ellen Trout Zoo veterinarian, Dr. Lindsay Syler with the Angelina Animal Hospital, and Dr. Julie Swinson with the Fossil Rim Wildlife Middle tried an intervention to assist with the supply.
“Tragically, regardless of them doing every thing humanly attainable, neither the offspring nor Kamili survived,” Henley stated. “Kamili was born on the Ellen Trout Zoo on 13 January. 2013, and is sorely missed.”
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