Male giraffe dies at Riga Zoo

  • 2020-03-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - Usmi, a 14 years old male giraffe, has died at Riga Zoo, the zoo's board chairman Rolands Greizins informed LETA.  The giraffe, born in Lodz, Poland, in 2006, arrived in Riga in 2008.  The cause of the animal's death is not yet clear, but the giraffe had been plagued by health issues for a long time already, Greizins said. A pathologist at the Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies will perform an autopsy to establish the exact cause of Usmi's death, the university's spokeswoman Lana Janm...
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