OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT/Grey Information) – An Omaha zoo introduced its oldest giraffe needed to be euthanized final month.
Dottie, a feminine giraffe, died Could 31. She was 22 years, 8 months, and 19 days outdated, based on Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
WOWT studies Dottie was unable to rise up after she was discovered by employees within the giraffe barn mendacity down on her facet.
Medical employees on the zoo stated they determined to humanely euthanize the 22-year-old giraffe as a consequence of her present well being circumstances, together with her not having the ability to stand.
Dottie known as the Omaha zoo residence for her whole life. She was born on Sept. 13, 1999, and was a mom to a few calves. The zoo stated the common life expectancy for a feminine giraffe is about 20 years and about 14 years for a male.
Since 2019, Dottie was below medical take care of osteoarthritis leading to overgrown hooves and was carefully monitored.
“After spending her whole life in Omaha, Dottie was seen by hundreds of thousands of zoo guests and was an envoy for conservation. She will likely be vastly missed by our zoo household and the Omaha neighborhood,” stated Dan Cassidy, vice chairman of animal administration for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
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