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Zoo scientist: Save giraffe campaign went 'much too far'

Copenhagen Zoo have confirmed they put down a healthy young giraffe this morning despite a massive online campaign to save it. Yorkshire Wildlife Park said they were saddened by the news following their offer to rehome the animal.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park 'saddened' by giraffe's killing

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.

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