Back of 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 . View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Source Comments DMBloyola6 9 years Oh, this is so sad. This just made me tear up a bit. audreystar 9 years bless her sweet heart. :cry: kiwitwist 9 years this is so sad. Poor thing. Too bad they couldn't help her. :-( ElleJay 9 years ooohhh that's so sad!! I love giraffes! colormesticky 9 years Poor little thing. :( tiabia 9 years How sad!!! Pet, I too love giraffes...poor little girl :cry: JennaV 9 years :cry: That sucks so bad kia 9 years I whimpered as I read this. Poor little thing. meerkat 9 years So sad. :( runnergeek 9 years :( Beauty 9 years Noooooooo! MrsJigglesworth 9 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 9 years this brings tears to my eyes. I'm so sad for the poor baby and poor mama giraffe. wren1 9 years Giraffes are such amazing creatures. So sad about this one :( heyjen19 9 years I agree, poor baby! So cute! They should have made some sort of training wheels for her! Lovely_1 9 years :( Poor thing :( She is so adorable!