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2nd giraffe may be killed by Danish zoo

2nd giraffe may be killed by Danish zoo
Posted February 13th, 2014 @ 11:43am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– First Marius, now ... Marius? After a young male giraffe was shot, dissected, and fed to animals at the Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday over concerns of inbreeding, a second Danish zoo says its giraffe of the same name may face a similar fate. Jyllands Park has two male giraffes, and it's just gotten the OK join a breeding program. "We can't have two males and one female. Then there will be fights," zookeeper Janni Poulsen says, and Marius has been deemed the one "unsuitable" for breeding. And so if a female is found, Marius will likely be put down, as finding him a home would be no easy feat, the zoo says, per theGuardian. Poulsen certainly expresses no qualms: "If we are told we have to euthanize [Marius] we would of course do that."

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