Monday, September 20, 2010

Giraffe Dies at Zoo Boise

Posted By on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Staff at Zoo Boise are mourning the loss of a 4-year-old giraffe named Joseph.

The cause of death is unknown. It's the second giraffe death at Zoo Boise in two years.

Joseph
  • Courtesy of Zoo Boise

A necropsy is scheduled for later this week at the University of Idaho’s Caine Veterinary Teaching Center in Caldwell.

Zoo officials tell Citydesk that they hope to replace Joseph as soon as possible. The remaining giraffe, named Julius is on display in the zoo’s African Plains exhibit.

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