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The Scoop: Baby Giraffe With Rare Medical Condition Dies

When my mom alerted me to this baby giraffe born in Mississippi last Monday with weak ankles, I was intrigued. I loooove giraffes! The unnamed babe was born with a rare medical condition with weak flexor tendons in both hind legs. Zookeepers were monitoring her process over the last six days, bandaging her back ankles to help her stand up and to prevent abrasions and infections. Sadly, though, the tiny 87-pound calf died yesterday. Officials will perform a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death – see a couple more pictures when you

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DMBloyola6 DMBloyola6 7 years
Oh, this is so sad. This just made me tear up a bit.
audreystar audreystar 7 years
bless her sweet heart. :cry:
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
this is so sad. Poor thing. Too bad they couldn't help her. :-(
ElleJay ElleJay 7 years
ooohhh that's so sad!! I love giraffes!
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
Poor little thing. :(
tiabia tiabia 7 years
How sad!!! Pet, I too love giraffes...poor little girl :cry:
JennaV JennaV 7 years
:cry: That sucks so bad
kia kia 7 years
I whimpered as I read this. Poor little thing.
meerkat meerkat 7 years
So sad. :(
runnergeek runnergeek 7 years
:(
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Noooooooo!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 7 years
poor baby... how sad. :( Giraffes have such sweet eyes. I also just watched a segment on the local news that said a female elephant died today at the Dallas zoo. :(
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
this brings tears to my eyes. I'm so sad for the poor baby and poor mama giraffe.
wren1 wren1 7 years
Giraffes are such amazing creatures. So sad about this one :(
heyjen19 heyjen19 7 years
I agree, poor baby! So cute! They should have made some sort of training wheels for her!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
:( Poor thing :( She is so adorable!
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