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Necropsy to determine why giraffe died at Montgomery Zoo

Close-up of a cute giraffe in front of some green trees, looking at the camera as if to say You looking at me? With space for text.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A 4-year-old giraffe has died unexpectedly at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.

A news release from the zoo says Connye the giraffe died Monday. Zookeepers noticed she was in an unusual position and animal care and veterinarian teams were sent in, but they weren’t able to stabilize her condition.

The statement says Connye didn’t show any symptoms of illness in the days or weeks before her death. It says state veterinarians at the Thompson Bishop Sparks Diagnostic Laboratory will perform a necropsy and the findings will be publicly available.

Connye was born at the zoo on March 23, 2015.

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