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An plan to save a 2-year-old giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, the BBC reports.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park told ITV News it had contacted the zoo about the giraffe, but Copenhagen Zoo said it was impossible to rehome the animal as it would go against European breeding laws.
Copenhagen Zoo has defended its decision to put down a young giraffe, despite calls to halt its death. The Zoo’s Scientific Director Bengt Holst said ahead of the killing:
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The Danish response to the killing of a young giraffe has been muted - perhaps because Denmark is a farming country.
A UK zoo has offered to rehome a young giraffe facing death in Denmark due to EU in-breeding laws.