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Zoo staff devastated by loss of 2 giraffes who died in a fire

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Two giraffes died in a fire at a zoo in Virginia on Monday, according to the zoo and the local fire department. Roer's Zoofari said in a Facebook post that staff were "devastated" by the loss of their "beloved giraf...

Zoo Miami presents newborn giraffes

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After a weekend of mother-and-child bonding, a male calf born to 14-year-old Mia made his debut on Monday, three days after the 181 pound (82 kilograms) giraffe's birth, the zoo announced in a news release. He was th...

Giraffes have been misunderstood and are just as socially complex as elephants, study says

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With their crane-like necks, spindle legs and knobbly knees, giraffes are among the best loved and most recognizable of animals. Despite their elevated stature, however, giraffes have kept their surprisingly intric...

Three giraffes died at the Dallas Zoo in less than a month. Experts are looking into whether two of the deaths are connected

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A third giraffe has died at the Dallas Zoo in less than a month, the zoo reported. Jesse, a 14-year-old male giraffe died October 29, two days after he first showed signs of an illness, according to the Dallas Zoo....