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Toronto Zoo says oldest giraffe in a Canadian zoo dies on Monday

TORONTO - The Toronto Zoo has announced that ”Ginetta,” the oldest giraffe in a Canadian zoo, died on Monday afternoon. The notice, posted on the zoo’s Facebook page, said the Masai giraffe was born at the facility in 1983 and had turned 30 last August. The zoo said it is estimated that a giraffe can live 20-25 years in the wild. The giraffe was also part of a milestone event last October when she became a great aunt to the zoo’s new baby giraffe, ”Mstari.”

Toronto Zoo says oldest giraffe in a Canadian zoo dies on Monday

TORONTO - The Toronto Zoo has announced that ”Ginetta,” the oldest giraffe in a Canadian zoo, died on Monday afternoon. The notice, posted on the zoo’s Facebook page, said the Masai giraffe was born at the facility in 1983 and had turned 30 last August. The zoo said it is estimated that a giraffe can live 20-25 years in the wild. The giraffe was also part of a milestone event last October when she became a great aunt to the zoo’s new baby giraffe, ”Mstari.”

Niger's giraffe population on the rise again

The small number of surviving giraffes in western Africa is on the rise again, after 366 were counted in southwest Niger in 2012, up from 311 the previous year, official figures published Tuesday showed. The latest figure includes 177 males and 189 females, said Niger's ASGN department for the environment and preservation of giraffes.

African wildlife at Philippine reserve hurt in typhoon: aid group

Giraffes and zebras were badly injured and left with almost no food when a deadly typhoon struck a Philippine island reserve for African wildlife, an international animal welfare group said Wednesday. Super Typhoon Haiyan felled many trees at the Calauit reserve when it raked across the central islands nearly five weeks ago, injuring some of its animals, said Birgit Leber of Vienna-based Four Paws International.

African wildlife at Philippine reserve hurt in typhoon: aid group

Giraffes and zebras were badly injured and left with almost no food when a deadly typhoon struck an Philippine island reserve for African wildlife, an international animal welfare group said Wednesday. Super Typhoon Haiyan felled many trees at the Calauit reserve when it raked across the central islands nearly five weeks ago, injuring some of its animals, said Birgit Leber of Vienna-based Four Paws International.

Rare twin giraffes are born at Texas nature preserve

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Rare twin giraffes were born this month at a nature preserve in Texas, marking only the second time that living twin giraffes have been born in the United States, the preserve said on Wednesday. The babies were born on May 10 at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch outside of New Braunfels, but the announcement was delayed because twins often do not survive, said Tiffany Soechting, the ranch's marketing director.
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