April the Giraffe, who became a worldwide sensation for giving birth in 2017, 사망했다

April the Giraffe, who became an internet celebrity by giving birth on a YouTube livestream in 2017, 나이에 죽었다 20.

The beloved animal was euthanized at the recommendation of her veterinarians due to her worsening arthritis, Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, 뉴욕, announced in a 페이스북 게시물 금요일에.
We grieve with her many fans, near and far, as we say goodbye to the giraffe that can be credited with making a foothold for giraffe and giraffe conservation awareness in the 21st century,” the post read. “While her hoofprints in her yard will erode in time, the imprint she has made on the hearts of people around the world will never fade.
      The animal park has been April’s home for nearly six years. She had given birth to five calves, including Tajiri, the baby boy who made her famous. He was also the first calf to be born in the animal park, 와 1.25 million people watching the livestream of his birth.
        April the Giraffe.

        April’s veterinarians noticed the giraffe was showing notable signs of osteoarthritis in the summer of 2020. Despite their extensive effortswhich included joint supplements, pain medications, dietary changes, hoof trimming and padded flooring in her barnshe continued to lose mobility.
          To her keepers and our team here at the park, she is a precious member of our family, and while we knew this day would eventually come, our hearts are hurting,” Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said in a statement. “April’s impact on animal conservation and appreciation is both immeasurable and lasting.
          Her body has been escorted to the Cornell University Veterinary School for a necropsy, 공원이 말했다. Following cremation, April’s ashes will be returned to the Animal Adventure Park.
            April’s popularity helped raise awareness to the rapid decline of the giraffe population, 가지고 있는 dropped by 40% 마지막으로 30 연령, according to the park.
            April and her children came as the number of giraffes decreased to fewer than 100,000, from more than 150,000, over three decades, the foundation says, 에 따르면 Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

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