Baby giraffe dies in Central California zoo accident
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.