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Giraffe at Atlanta Zoo dies in freak accident

Workers said they saw the giraffe only minutes earlier and he appeared to be just fine.

Posted: May 17, 2018 7:46 AM

An 8-year-old male giraffe at the Atlanta Zoo died after his head became stuck in a narrow opening in a railing that is part of his enclosure, WSB-TV reported.

The giraffe, named Zuberi, was noticed by workers after they saw strange movement going on inside his enclosure.

Workers rushed to his aid but couldn't save him.

A necropsy is now set to formally determine how Zuberi died.

Workers reported seeing Zuberi acting perfectly normal in the minutes before his death. They also said the other giraffes in the enclosure are behaving normally despite the sudden death in their heard.

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