It’s a Bad Time to Be a Giraffe in Denmark

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After a Danish zoo killed one of its giraffes, Marius, and fed the carcass to its lions, another says it may have to follow suit, putting down a genetically redundant male giraffe to make room for a new female it hopes to breed. "We will of course try to place him in a suitable zoo, but if that is not possible, we might have to euthanize him," zoologist Jesper Mohring-Jensen, of the Jyllands Park Zoo, told CNN. The name of the possibly doomed animal is also redundant: He's called Marius.