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Coppenhagen Zoo Feeds Giraffe to the Lions

Copenhagen, Denmark – Zoo officials in this prosperous Scandinavian nation bucked offers to spare the life of the 2-year-old healthy giraffe know as Marius. The reason the zoo cited for putting down the animal was essentially that it represented a surplus in the giraffe population of European zoos.

While that may well be the case, animal rights activists protested putting down a healthy animal and started an online protest that gathered 30,000 names.

In addition, other zoos offered to adopt the giraffe in a bid to spare it from becoming lion chow. Finally, a wealthy animal lover offered to buy Marius for the tidy sum of 500,000 euros ($682,000 USD).

Copenhagen, Denmark – Zoo officials in this prosperous Scandinavian nation bucked offers to spare the life of the 2-year-old healthy giraffe know as Marius.

The reason the zoo cited for putting down the animal was essentially that it represented a surplus in the giraffe population of European zoos. While that may well be the case, animal rights activists protested putting down a healthy animal and started an online protest that gathered 30,000 names.

In addition, other zoos offered to adopt the giraffe in a bid to spare it from becoming lion chow. Finally, a wealthy animal lover offered to buy Marius for the tidy sum of 500,000 euros ($682,000 USD).