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Marius the giraffe, one of the attractions at Copenhagen zoo, came to a premature end on Sunday after zoo workers put him down and carried out a dissection in front of a live audience.
Despite thousands of signatures on a petition to save the animal, zoo officials carried out the destruction in accordance with European rules on inbreeding, which forbid Marius to breed with his closely-related peers. Marius was fed a last meal of rye bread before being killed with a shot to the head from a bolt gun.
Some of the giraffe's remains will be bound for research, while some is reserved for the consumption of the zoo's lion population.
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In: Regional News, Other News, Nature
Tags: animal, zoo, Denmark, Copenhagen, giraffe
Location: Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (load item map)
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