Necropsy to determine why giraffe died at Montgomery Zoo

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(Courtesy of the Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A 4-year-old giraffe has died unexpectedly at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.

A news release from the zoo stated Connye the giraffe died Monday. Zookeepers noticed she was in an unusual position and animal care and veterinarian teams were sent in, but they weren’t able to stabilize her condition.

Zoo officials claim Connye didn’t show any symptoms of illness in the days or weeks before her death. Veterinarians at the Thompson Bishop Sparks Diagnostic Laboratory will perform a necropsy and the findings will be made public at a later date.

Connye was born at the zoo on March 23, 2015.

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