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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...

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....

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...