Tragedy at the Zoo
The death of a giraffe
The tragic death of Jafari arouses suspicion
On November the 4th, Jafari the giraffe collapsed in his barn, in the Greater Vancouver Zoo. He was the third giraffe to die in the same year, at the zoo. Last November Eleah, a 23 year old giraffe died just three days later, after her babies death.. Only one giraffe, five year old Pompy, is left.
A recent study has linked giraffe deaths to cold weather, and the lack or fat, and nutrition. (Though Jafari did not die from cold, the zoo announced). It appears a lot of zoos aren't able to provide the required feed for animals. Which leads them to mixing their food with other less nutritious ingredients.
The SPCA are to look more into this case.