The Maryland Zoo has euthanized a beloved, hand-raised giraffe that had been struggling with age-related medical issues for months.
Officials at the Baltimore zoo say they euthanized 17-year-old Angel on Tuesday.
The Maryland Zoo had to put down a female member of its African elephant herd. Dolly, who came to the Baltimore Zoo more than 30 years ago, was euthanized on Sunday.
The number of pet adoptions and rescues from Frederick County’s animal shelter has been falling over the past five years, leading to an increase in animals put to death.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore says its 20-year-old leopard named Amari has been euthanized because of her declining health from cancer.
The Maryland Zoo says a female polar bear that arrived at the facility after being abandoned by a circus in Puerto Rico and became a visitor favorite despite being deaf has died.
A red-tailed hawk that was injured last year when it crashed into a library window at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has been euthanized.