A young giraffe died after hitting its head on a motorway bridge, according to an animal welfare charity.
The accident happened as two giraffes were travelling behind a lorry on a motorway in Pretoria, South Africa, reported AFP news agency.
Rick Allan, local manager for the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCA) in South Africa, said: “Two giraffes were being transported by road. One of them had an accident. We don’t know exactly what happened but we were told it hit its head against a bridge.”
Allan added the young giraffe – who would have had its eyes covered during the transit – died from head injuries. The other giraffe was not injured.
He said the SPCA had begun an investigation into the incident and could bring a complaint against the animal’s owners.
The giraffe’s death is seemingly a case of fiction becoming reality. The American comedy film, The Hangover Part III, has a similar scene.
Pictures later began circulating on the internet of the giraffes prior to the accident: