Giraffe Calf Dies at Columbus Zoo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--For the 2nd time in just a few short weeks, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is mourning the loss of a giraffe calf.

Zoo officials say Cami, a 6-year-old Masai giraffe, went into labor Tuesday afternoon, and the calf was being presented with it's back hooves first. Normally, calves are born with their front hooves first.

Zoologists, and a surgeon from The Ohio State University intervened, and performed an emergency C-section on Cami, after they were unsuccessful in delivering the calf.

Cami's condition remains stable but guarded following the procedure.

On November 17th, the zoo said Zuri's calf, Ubumwe, died only a couple weeks after birth.

(photo courtesy Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

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