Baby Giraffe Named Julius Dies At Maryland Zoo Just One Month After Birth, Euthanized After Decline In Health

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A baby giraffe calf named Mugambi explores alongside his mother Etosha the compound at the Hagenbeck Zoo on April 18, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.

A baby giraffe named Julius died over the weekend just one month after his birth at the Maryland Zoo, according to an announcement on the zoo’s website that let well-wishers know he had been euthanized after showing a decline in health. Via a press release that was published on Saturday on the Maryland Zoo website, the zoo’s CEO and president, Don Hutchinson, verified that Julius the baby giraffe had died after “every avenue was explored” to save him. Julius was born exactly one month before his death and suffered from an inability to nurse properly, a condition that was noticed almost immediately by the Maryland Zoo staff, according to the zoo’s statement.

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