Twin giraffes stillborn at Detroit Zoo - FOX 32 News Chicago

Twin giraffes stillborn at Detroit Zoo

Posted: Updated:
(Credit: facebook.com/detroitzoo) (Credit: facebook.com/detroitzoo)
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Sad news from the Detroit Zoo regarding the anticipated birth of two baby giraffes.

According to a post on the zoo's Facebook page Kivuli gave birth to stillborn twin calves on Monday. "Animal care staff has been watching Kivuli for several months in anticipation of her first birth and everyone is saddened by the loss."

The post goes on to say twins are extremely rare in giraffes, but it is not known if that was a factor in the stillbirths.

Veterinarians are conducting post-mortem studies to learn more about the calves and Kivuli continues to be closely monitored.

Visitors like Anna Rzepka Longe are posting condolences to the zoo's Facebook page, 'So very sad about this news. My heart goes out to the hard working animal care and vet staff at the zoo, and of course to the sweet mom giraffe.'

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices