TOPEKA (WIBW) — The Topeka Zoo introduced Sunday afternoon, that their 9-year outdated reticulated giraffe, Abi, needed to be euthanized after a 3-year lengthy battle with an injured entrance left fetlock, aggravated by a tumor.
Her difficulties have been sophisticated by the development of a type of most cancers known as neoplasia. After consulting with their group of consultants, Zoo Director Brendan Wiley says the choice, though it was anticipated, was made Sunday to euthanize her.
A pathology report will give them particulars on what sort of tumor Abi suffered from, inflicting her fetlock harm which is similar to an harm to a human ankle.
Her battle was not new to the Zoo veterinary group. Abi had been receiving look after her tumor and fetlock harm since 2019. Abi got here right here in 2015, from the Albuquerque, New Mexico Organic Park. Throughout her keep within the Topeka Zoo, Abi gave beginning to her child, Konza, who’s now 4 and residing at a Safari Refuge space in Winston, Oregon.
Giraffes face critical well being issues once they’re not in a position to stand on all 4 toes with equal weight. Topekans have been captivated by the story of Hope, the infant giraffe handled for a turned-in fetlock with new procedures to assist straighten her foot and assist Hope lead a traditional life.
In late April, the zoo despatched a information launch to the media alluding of the issues Abi was having.
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