Harold the giraffe dies
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 4:30p.m.
A 19-year-old giraffe has died at Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch.
Harold the giraffe died last night at the park and a post mortem is being carried out this afternoon, Fairfax reports.
He had been at the park almost his whole life, arriving from Chicago in 1994.
Staff are shocked at the loss, as they don’t consider 19 to be very old for a giraffe.
Harold fathered nine offspring while at the park and a female giraffe is currently pregnant by him.
He was known outside the park as the mascot of the Life Education Trust.
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