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Second giraffe under threat in Danish zoo

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Second giraffe under threat in Danish zoo


It is a terrible time to be a giraffe in Denmark it seems, and woe betide you if your name is Marius.

After Copenhagen Zoo put down an animal of that name, now Jyllands Park zoo in Western Denmark is considering the same fate for its Marius.

The seven-year-old animal is genetically too similar to others in captivity, so the zoo, which plans to acquire a female, wants to avoid inbreeding.

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