Two-day-old giraffe dies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A new child giraffe on the Safari Park in San Diego has died, two days after the calf’s well being started to deteriorate, the park introduced Thursday.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we report the passing of a 2-day-old male Masai giraffe calf born on the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this week.”

The unnamed calf was born January 17, the identical day Betty White would have been 100-years-old.

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White was a wildlife advocate and who died on December 31. She labored with many conservation organizations, together with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, to make clear the necessity to preserve wildlife.

In accordance a Fb put up by the park, wildlife care specialists seen that the calf’s situation started to deteriorate, together with problem standing and never nursing.

He was taken to the Safari Park’s Harter Veterinary Medical Middle the place the wildlife well being and wildlife care groups supplied across the clock care.

“Sadly, regardless of all efforts, his situation continued to worsen, and the workforce made the compassionate choice to euthanize the calf,” the park defined within the Fb put up.

The calf was born to first-time mother Zindzi. Zoo officers say they’re now monitoring the giraffe’s mom and different members of the herd for “any uncommon conduct.”

The Safari Park’s Fb put up described the dying as a troublesome loss and thanked folks for his or her help.

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