Wellington giraffe dies after operation

February 23, 2017

Wellington Zoo is mourning the death of its elderly giraffe, Tisa.

The 26-year-old female giraffe died on Wednesday morning following hoof surgery last week.

Tisa came to Wellington Zoo in 1991 from Melbourne as part of a breeding programme.

She had five children with her partner Ricky, one of which, Zahara, still lives at the zoo.

The zoo also recently lost nine-year-old chimpanzee Beni after it suffered a cut to its leg and also failed to recover from anaesthetic.

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Oh no!! 🙁
I met that giraffe last year, that is so SAD! My friend loves giraffes she'll be real upset.
R.I.P. Tisa
You made the zoo trip better. Thank you for licking my hand.


This is so sad I can't believe this happened


She was a nice giraffe.And so sad too.😯


I didn't visit the giraffe,but the peoples the choose 'funny news' are mean.😩😩😩


This is so sad


So sad I met that giraffe last year and she is so cute


Soso sad 😭


this is so sad
R.I.P Tisa


it is so sad


So sad 😭


R.I.P giraffe

I like giraffes

Giraffe are my favourite animal that is so sad that one died. 🙁


i love giraffes that is so sad isn't it ):


Oh no. That is really sad. Last year we went to the zoo and Kate is a fan of them.


This is very sad I love Giraffes and am watching a live stream of 15 year old April the Giraffe waiting for her and her mate Oliver to have their calf.


That is very sad that Tisa died😥

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