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Mystery death of giraffes at Siberian zoo

By The Siberian Times reporter
03 October 2012

Two giraffes have died suddenly at a Siberian zoo, prompting an investigation into the cause.

Giraffes were brought to Krasnoyarsk Royev Ruhei Zoo from South Africa. Picture:

The giraffes died at Krasnoyarsk's Royev Ruchei - one of the largest in Russia - zoo within a week. 

The pair were among six brought from South Africa to Krasnoyarsk five years ago.

'Two giraffes have died in a week. We've set up a commission today to study the causes of this tragedy. Park specialists and experts from Krasnoyarsk's veterinary service will investigate this, to find out what caused their death,'  zoo official Marina Shilikova told RIA Novosti. 

So far no hint has been given as to the cause of the deaths.

Comments (2)

dear dear, hope they find the reason soon and no more dies.
L , Germany
04/10/2012 00:39
poor creatures, so sad. I never knew the giraffes could stand the siberian climate anyway
Daina, Lithuania
03/10/2012 23:18

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