BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Anuli, an eight-year-old giraffe at the Maryland Zoo, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, the zoo announced.
The zoo said a staff member saw the giraffe trying to lay down awkwardly. Zoo staff responded within 20 minutes but Anuli had already died.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: Over 1.5K New Cases, Positivity Rate Up
“We are stunned by this sudden loss,” Kirby Fowler, president & CEO of the Maryland Zoo, said in a statement. “Anuli was an integral part of the giraffe herd, and has been a favorite of staff and visitors alike since she arrived here in 2013.”READ MORE: Baltimore County Leaders Propose Record Investment In Schools Ahead Of New School Year
A necropsy will determine the cause of Anuli’s death, though zoo officials said the results may take several months. Anuli had been being treated for a medical condition that may have played a role in her death.Couple Find Human Foot In West Baltimore Dumpster, Police Say