The New York Zoo where she lives said Friday that in April, the giraffe was born in a worldwide event in 2017 and died all over the world.
Animal Adventure Park said in a statement that the 20-year-old giraffe was euthanized due to worsening arthritis, which is having an increasing impact on her quality of life. The veterinary team said they did their best to make April comfortable, but her condition became so bad that the team could no longer do so.
Harpersville Zoo said: “When we said goodbye to the giraffe, we and many of her fans felt sad. This can be attributed to the fact that they have established and protected the giraffe in the 21
When a calf was born in April 2017, more than 1 million people watched live broadcasts. The calf is called Tajiri, but Taj. The zoo even launched a text alert service to keep fans up to date.
In the weeks before and during the birth, YouTube recorded a total of more than 232 million views.
YouTube said that on the day the Taj Mahal was born, more than 1.2 million people watched it at the same time. It said that at the time it was the top five most viewed live events on the video platform.
The giraffe’s veterinary team said that the April euthanasia was the only humanitarian action.
The research team said that last summer, park staff noticed that the 15-foot-tall animal behaved differently and she was found to have osteoarthritis. April is shifting her weight from one leg to the other, and is lying on the ground more often. The zoo said that the veterinarian started treatment and management, but recent examinations showed that the irreversible and advanced osteoarthritis condition is rapidly accelerating.
The veterinary team said: “The severity of her condition has exceeded our ability to control the comfort level in April.”
It said that giraffes are usually kept in captivity for 20 to 25 years, which is about ten years longer than in the wild, and April is 20 years old.
Jordan Paige, the owner of the Animal Adventure Park, said: “Although we know that this day will eventually come, our hearts are hurting.
April gave birth to another male calf Aziz in 2019. Aziz was transferred to a zoo in Texas, and by 2020, he died of bowel distortion. The zoo said that this situation was completely unexpected and unpreventable.