DES MOINES, Iowa. (WHO) – Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines announced the death of their 21-year-old giraffe, Zuri, on Thursday.
According to our NBC branch in Des Moines, WHO TV.
According to a press release, Zuri suffered from chronic health conditions related to her age and was humanly euthanized on Wednesday.
"Zuri was loved by everyone. She was always eager to interact with users," said Kayla Freeman, a great mammalian advisor. "Zuri has had a lasting impact on staff and guests through the many personal relationships she has made over the years. She had a great heart and a wonderful personality and will be greatly missed."
Zuri was born in a zoo in Kansas in 1
The zoo has four other giraffes: Samburu, Skye, Zola and Jacobi.
Image with permission for WHO TV.