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