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Baby giraffe dies in Central California zoo accident

Associated Press

Fresno, Calif. — A baby giraffe born at a Central California zoo last month has died after running into a fence in an exhibit.

KFSN-TV reports that the male giraffe born Sept. 9 at the Chaffee Zoo died Sunday afternoon.

It happened during a special preview event for the new African Adventure exhibit that is set to open on Thursday.

A zoo spokeswoman says a necropsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

The giraffe weighed 188 pounds at birth and was the twelfth reticulated giraffe birth in the zoo’s history.