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  • April the Giraffe, Calf Bonds a Day After Birth

    04/16/2017 7:50:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WKBW ^ | Apr 15, 2017
    It's a boy! April the giraffe welcomed a not-so-little bundle of joy Saturday morning after animal lovers devoted weeks to watching and waiting. April is one of the most popular residents at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Fans have kept up with her for weeks as she anticipated the birth of her fourth calf. April is 15 years old. On Sunday, the calf and mother were spending time bonding, as the baby was learning how to stand on his four feet.
  • WATCH LIVE | April the giraffe is in labor (2 hooves are out)

    04/15/2017 5:38:32 AM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/14/17 | ABC News
    April is in labor! The calf is finally on it's way. We're live streaming the exciting moment on our Facebook page. Watch below: Yes, April is still pregnant and she has the world watching and waiting on her to go into labor and deliver her fourth calf. Keepers at Animal Adventure Park say people keeping track online of the progression of April the giraffe’s pregnancy should not wander far from the live stream.
  • April the Giraffe in 'Great Condition', Continues to Grow as She Gazes at Mate

    03/12/2017 12:16:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/12
    >Tens of millions of people across the globe have tuned into the live stream in anticipation of the birth of April's fourth calf. April the giraffe and her long-necked lover, Oliver, shared a touching moment this morning as the two longingly gazed at one another from above their pens. The mom-to-be and fan favorite of millions around the globe is "in great condition" despite the blistering cold spell gripping the tri-state this weekend, the upstate New York zoo live-streaming her pen said. A photo posted by the Harpursville Animal Adventure Park shows dark, rough-looking spots, or wax caps, decorating April's...
  • Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

    02/23/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Fox5ny.com ^ | 2-23-2017 | Fox5ny
    <p>Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.</p> <p>The park set up a webcam in order to share the precious and educational moment with the world. Park officials in a little more than 12 hours they've seen between 20-30 million views.</p>
  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • Dallas Zoo Sports A New "Natural Born American Citizen"Giraffe

    04/15/2015 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Rob Milford
    The Dallas Zoo is all smiles following Friday’s birth of a baby giraffe. The infant giraffe is a female and, as of her first checkup, is 130 pounds and stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall. While the baby is yet to be named, she is already running circles through her mother, Katie’s legs.
  • Antelope Kills Giraffe at Norway Zoo

    A giraffe at Norway’s Kristiansand zoo was gored to death on Monday by an eland antelope as horrified adults and children looked on. ”It was very traumatic. People were crying everywhere,” Øivind Hansen, who witnessed the killing, told VG. His daughter Sissel Finstad, 23, had come home crying from the zoo. ”It was a horrible experience for everyone who saw it. It has really affected people,” he said. Per Arnstein Aamodt, the zoo's chief executive, confirmed that the giraffe, which had been stuck in a fence, had been killed by the antelope.
  • California Woman Climbs Into Zoo’s Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked In The Face

    08/17/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | August 17, 2014
    MADISON, Wis. – Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. ... giraffe’s are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life threatening.
  • Giraffe licks dying zoo worker

    03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/23/14 | Associated Press
    556 0 Netherlands Dying Wish Giraffe This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty...
  • Dying Zoo Worker Gets Goodbye Kiss From Giraffe

    03/21/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/21 | Gillian Mohney
    The 54-year-old mentally handicapped man named Mario had worked as a cleaner at the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for approximately 25 years. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to say goodbye to the animals.
  • Second Danish zoo plans to kill young giraffe to stop inbreeding

    02/13/2014 3:23:19 PM PST · by workerbee · 44 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/13/14
    **SNIP** The second giraffe, coincidentally also named Marius, lives at the Danish Jyllands Park Zoo. To make room for a female giraffe it plans to acquire, the zoo plans to put down its 7-year-old male, balancing out genders in the facility. “We can't have two males and one female. Then there will be fights,” zoo keeper Janni Lojtved Poulsen told Danish news agency Ritzau. “If the breeding program coordinator decides that he should be put down, then that's what we'll do,” Poulsen said. **SNIP** "It is no secret that animals are killed when there is no longer space, or if...
  • Zoo receives threats over giraffe's death

    02/11/2014 8:12:11 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 7:39 p.m. | From Wire Reports
    COPENHAGEN — Copenhagen Zoo's scientific director and staff have received death threats because a healthy giraffe was killed to avoid inbreeding, the zoo said on Monday. But director Bengt Holst said it was the right decision, and he would be ready to do the same with another animal if needed. The death of Marius, an 18-month-old male shot on Sunday and then dissected in front of crowds at the zoo, has started a uproar among animal lovers in Denmark and abroad. “I got direct threats against the zoo, me and my family,” Holst said. A caller who telephoned in the...
  • Marius the giraffe: Copenhagen Zoo staff get death threats (after killing a healthy giraffe)

    02/10/2014 5:18:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 10, 2014 | Peter Wilkinson and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Staff at a Danish zoo where a healthy giraffe was put down have received death threats as debate rages online over the killing, which took place despite a petition signed by thousands of animal lovers. Several staff members were targeted after the animal, named Marius, was shot Sunday, Copenhagen Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbæk Bro told CNN on Monday. The Copenhagen Zoo said it "euthanized" Marius to avoid inbreeding. A veterinarian shot Marius with a rifle as he leaned down to munch on rye bread, a favorite snack. After an autopsy the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that...
  • Liberals Outraged! Scandinavian Zoo Feeds Meat to Lion!

    02/10/2014 7:29:03 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies
    various Facebook news story posts ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | various Facebook news posts
    See the Facebook collection of stories and reader comments. How dare an animal be slaughtered for its meat! How dare a zoo feed meat to a lion!
  • Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe, feeds body to lions

    02/09/2014 1:37:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 9, 2014 | Bharati Naik and Marie-Louise Gumuchian
    An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures from animal lovers. Copenhagen Zoo said it euthanized the male, named Marius, on Sunday because of a duty to avoid inbreeding. After an autopsy, "Marius" was dismembered in front of a zoo audience that included children, and fed to the zoo's lions.
  • Diets of the middle and lower class in Pompeii revealed

    01/05/2014 7:13:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 1-2-2014 | Dawn Fuller
    University of Cincinnati archaeologists are turning up discoveries in the famed Roman city of Pompeii that are wiping out the historic perceptions of how the Romans dined, with the rich enjoying delicacies such as flamingos and the poor scrounging for soup or gruel. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, will present these discoveries on Jan. 4, at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Philological Association (APA) in Chicago. UC teams of archaeologists have spent more than a decade at two city blocks within a non-elite district in the Roman...
  • Giraffe escapes circus, is killed in Italy

    09/23/2012 10:11:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 22, 2012
    IMOLA, Italy, - A giraffe that escaped a circus in central Italy died after being tranquilized for recapture, officials said. The giraffe was loose in the town of Imola for several hours after it escaped Friday, Italy's ANSA news agency reported. Police cornered the more than 2,000-pound animal in a fenced parking lot of a grocery store and shot it with two tranquilizers. The giraffe died from cardiac arrest shortly after being returned to the Rinaldo Orfei Circus.
  • Peoria Zoo Giraffe Dies in Bizarre Accident (Caught in Tree, Panicked)

    06/30/2010 12:46:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Pantagraph ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    A giraffe at the Peoria Zoo died today after he became caught between forks of a tree and panicked. The giraffe, Savannah, was feeding on leaves from trees in a nearby enclosure when his head became caught in the forks between two trunks of the tree. The animal panicked and flipped himself over, a statement from the zoo said. Staff members began emergency procedures to free the animal. The giraffe was rescued but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. The cause of death will be determined after an exam. The Africa! exhibit was immediately closed during the emergency response. Savannah and Taji...
  • 'Miscommunication' led to giraffe remains in trash

    03/26/2010 2:49:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 946+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 26
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Albuquerque city officials are blaming miscommunication for the remains of a Rio Grande Zoo giraffe being placed in a trash bin. A memo Friday from city officials to Mayor Richard Berry said it was not an act of insubordination or disrespect but appears to be the result of unfortunate miscommunication between the zoo manager and an employee.
  • Giraffe is kosher, rabbis rule in Israel

    06/07/2008 7:36:51 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 63 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/6/2008 | Tim Butcher
    A chance encounter in Israel between vets and a giraffe has led to a rabbinical ruling that the African animal is kosher. According to a report in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, vets were asked to treat an adult, female giraffe at Israel's largest zoo, the Safari Park in Ramat Gan. Giraffe meat and milk has been ruled acceptable for observant Jews The team, led by Professor Zohar Amar, took a routine sample of milk and found that it clotted in the way required by Jewish law for kosher certification. They submitted more milk for verification by the rabbinical authorities and...