It is not clear whether one strike killed the pair of giraffes however it is thought they both died instantly.Read the full story ›
Millions around the world watched the birth on a "giraffe cam" and a competition will now be held to decide on a name for the new arrival.Read the full story ›
The six-feet-tall youngster, which is yet to be sexed or named, arrived to first time mum Tula and dad Meru at around 7am.Read the full story ›
Giraffes could disappear from the planet if current rates of extinction continue, it has been warned.Read the full story ›
The Rothschild's breed calf was born to first-time parents at Port Lympne Reserve.Read the full story ›
The Danish response to the killing of a young giraffe has been muted - perhaps because Denmark is a farming country.Read the full story ›
Staff at a Copenhagen Zoo where a healthy giraffe was put down despite a massive online campaign to save it have received death threats, CNN reports.
Copenhagen Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbæk Bro said that several members of staff were targeted including Bengt Holst, Director of Research and Conservation who "received threats via telephone and emails."
Two-year-old Marius was put down despite an offer to rehome him at The Yorkshire Wildlife Park in accordance with European guidelines aimed at preventing inbreeding.
One of Britain's most popular safari parks has defended a decision to cull six lions after an increase in pregnancies, which staff said had caused "excessive violent behaviour".
Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire said a lioness and her cubs were suffering from "neurological development disorders" and ruled euthanasia was the "responsible option".
The explanation on the the park's Facebook page was met by a mixed reaction from the public.
The cull comes after a public campaign failed to stop Copenhagen Zoo from killing a young male giraffe.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park said it was "saddened" to learn a healthy, young giraffe had been put down, despite offering a home to the two-year-old animal.
ITV News' Sue Saville reports, the zoo in Denmark destroyed the young male giraffe in accordance with European guidelines aimed at preventing inbreeding.
Warning: Some viewers may find some images in the following video distressing
A Danish animal activist says the killing of a healthy giraffe "should not have occurred" and was proof Copenhagen Zoo is "not the ethical institution that it wants to portray itself as being".
"Here we have a zoo which thinks that putting this giraffe down instead of thinking of alternatives is the best option," Stine Jensen, from Denmark's Organisation Against the Suffering of Animals, said.
The post mortem examination of the animal was broadcast live on the Internet, the BBC reported.