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Giraffe dies after falling into trench at zoo

The giraffe was brought to Vandalur from the Alipore Zoological Park in West Bengal in 1998.  

A male giraffe at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur died on Thursday night. “Rahman, a 20-year-old giraffe, fell into an eight-foot deep trench inside its enclosure and suffered serious injuries. The zoo’s animal keepers used a crane to hoist the animal out. It was then shifted to the zoo hospital, where the doctors declared the animal dead at 11.50 p.m.,” zoo officials said.

They said Rahman and another female giraffe were brought to Vandalur from the Alipore Zoological Park in West Bengal in 1998. The animals were normal until the accident that claimed the male animal’s life. A post-mortem was conducted by veterinarians, after which the animal was buried on the zoo campus.


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