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Zoo Kills 'Unwanted' Giraffe Marius, Feeds Carcass To Lions

A zoo in Denmark killed a young giraffe with a bolt gun and fed its meat to the lions Sunday, saying the animal was “unwanted.”
Copenhagen Zoo said 18-month-old Marius had been euthanized the giraffe to avoid in-breeding
“When breeding success increases it is sometimes necessary to euthanize,” the Scientific Director Bengt Holst said on the zoo's website, acknowledging the decision has led to a “debate.”