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The Scoop: Pregnant Giraffe Dies at San Francisco Zoo!

I'm saddened to report that one of the giraffes at the San Francisco Zoo passed away at 12:15 p.m. yesterday, suffering from cardiac and respiratory arrest. Gezi (mama to that cutie pie, Barbro, we saw born back in February) was one of six long-necked creatures in the city. The necropsy results came in Wednesday afternoon, and the zoo just announced that the mom to Terrance (born on May 18, 2006) and recent babe, Barbro, (Feb. 25) was in her first trimester at the time of death! According to local news reports, it also showed Gezi had enlarged lymph nodes, inflammation within her gastrointestinal tract, and more than 100 "suspicious black masses" throughout her body. Although the zoo did not elaborate what those masses were, they will perform more tests to confirm the exact cause of death of this pregnant giraffe. In the meantime, the other giraffes (one adult male, two adult females, and two calves, one male, and one female) remain in good condition.


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DMBloyola6 DMBloyola6 7 years
I'm always so sad that you have to report these to us, PetSugar!!
rainonme224 rainonme224 7 years
awww that makes me so sad! :(
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
this breaks my heart. I love giraffes so much, I cried when Gemina from the Santa Barbara zoo died. Poor thing. I'm glad all the others are in good health
5pink5 5pink5 7 years
I hope she wasn't in any pain! :-( Poor thing!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 7 years
So sad :(
car0linee<3 car0linee<3 7 years
awwww thats really sad =(
sgdish sgdish 7 years
Oh, how sad!
wren1 wren1 7 years
Oh no! :cry:
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
aww that is sad!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 7 years
:( :(
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