Fort Wayne Kids’s Zoo giraffe dies

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Kids’s Zoo introduced on Sunday that its oldest male giraffe, Jelani, needed to be euthanized as a consequence of deteriorating well being.

“Jelani was affected by neurological abnormalities that rapidly worsened over a short while. Though we had been treating for any potential causes, his welfare turned compromised and he was humanely euthanized, surrounded by many who cared for him,” stated Head Zoo Vet, Dr. Kami Fox.

Picture of Jelani through Fort Wayne’s Kids’s Zoo.

Picture of Jelani through Fort Wayne Kids’s Zoo.

Jelani simply celebrated his twenty fourth birthday on August 3. The giraffe moved to the Fort Wayne Kids’s Zoo in Might 1999 from Fossil Rim Wildlife Middle.

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Members of Jelani’s care group stated, “He was a candy light big who actively participated in his personal care. He was particularly keen on hoof work and having his toes filed. He was straightforward to work with and all the time loved consideration. He was an enormous a part of our household right here on the Fort Wayne Kids’s Zoo.”

Zoo employees is mourning the lack of its “patriarch” giraffe.

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