Animal Rights

Second Giraffe in Denmark Won't Be Put Down

Zoo said it had no plans to

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A second giraffe facing possible execution at a Danish zoo appeared to have been spared on Friday after the zoo said it had no plans to put it down.

Jyllands Park Zoo had reportedly said it might kill Marius – coincidentally the same name as a giraffe killed by Copenhagen zoo – because it was to have received a female giraffe replacement.

But the zoo announced on Facebook on Friday night that it would keep the animal, and denied ever having planned to end the animal's life.