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Danish Zoo that euthanized healthy giraffe puts two 10-month-old lion cubs down

The Copenhagen Zoo, which has already attracted criticism for its euthanization policies, announced on Tuesday that it euthanized four lions — including two cubs — as it prepared to bring a new male lion in, the Associated Press reported. Officials said in a statement that they hoped the male lion…

Copenhagen Zoo staff get death threats after giraffe killing

Copenhagen Zoo’s scientific director and other staff have received death threats after a healthy giraffe was killed to avoid inbreeding among the long-necked beasts there, 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…

Healthy 18-month-old giraffe shot dead at Copenhagen zoo despite uproar

A perfectly healthy young giraffe was shot dead at Copenhagen zoo on Sunday despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers. Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, was put down with a bolt gun early on Sunday, zoo spokesman Tobias……

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