World’s oldest giraffe, Mutangi, dies at zoo at age of 31 after having 14 calves – World Information

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Mutangi was the primary giraffe calf to be born on the zoo in 1990 and went on to have 14 calves and a complete of 61 descendants, nonetheless dwelling with two of her now-grown up infants

Mutangi, the world’s oldest giraffe died at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales

Picture: Taronga Western Plains Zoo)

The world’s oldest giraffe has died at an Australian zoo aged 31 after giving beginning to 14 calves.

Mutangi had simply celebrated her thirty first birthday a few weeks in the past and handed away at her house at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.

She was the primary giraffe calf to be born on the zoo in 1990 and went on to have 14 calves and a complete of 61 descendants, The Solar reported.

Two of her daughters had been nonetheless dwelling together with her on the zoo, whereas her different calves went off to dwell in different enclosures throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Keeper Bobby-Jo Vial stated Mutangi beforehand described Mutangi as having “loads of character”, including: “She’s fairly cheeky and he or she’s all the time up for a problem.”

Mutangi had simply celebrated her thirty first birthday a few weeks in the past
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo)

Giraffes have a life expectancy of 25 within the wild however can dwell longer in captivity.

Taronga Zoo posted a tribute to Mutangi on their web site saying she “impressed hundreds of company by giraffe encounters in addition to quite a few dignitaries and VIPs who visited the zoo”.

On World Giraffe Day in June, keeper Bobby-Jo stated it was “a privilege” to work with Mutangi and that she was her favorite to be with.

“We have now a very good relationship,” she stated. “It is a transactional relationship, so it is primarily based on meals, however belief as nicely.

Two of her daughters had been nonetheless dwelling together with her on the zoo
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“Being a herd animal it takes a very long time to earn a giraffe’s belief.”

In November, a 26-year-old giraffe named Jimmie handed away at a US zoo in Maryland. Jimmie was “humanely euthanised” on the Plumpton Park Zoo after experiencing “fixed discomfort” in his leg and hoof.

“Sadly, his hoof and leg situations had progressed to the place he was experiencing fixed discomfort,” the zoo stated in a press launch.

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