Zoo Kills ‘Unwanted’ Giraffe Marius, Feeds Carcass To Lions
Copenhagen Zoo said 18-month-old Marius had been euthanized the giraffe to avoid in-breeding
“When breeding success increases it is sometimes necessary to euthanize,” the Scientific Director Bengt Holst said on the zoo’s website, acknowledging the decision has led to a “debate.”
Animal rights campaigners gathered outside the zoo to protest the killing, local media reported.
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