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Giraffe, calf die during labor at Taipei Zoo

Giraffe, calf die during labor at Taipei Zoo

Taipei Aug. 26 (CNA) A giraffe named Niu Niu and her calf both died during delivery at Taipei Zoo on Tuesday night, zoo spokesman Tsao Hsien-shao (???) said Wednesday. The veterinarians at the zoo had performed a caesarean section on the giraffe because they suspected that there were several abnormalities, including a wrong fetal position, Tsao said. However, neither the mother nor the calf survived, he said. With the help of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of National Taiwan University, an autopsy was done Wednesday morning, confirming that the fetus was in the wrong position and had caused several lacerations inside the mother's body, Tsao said. It was five-year-old Niu Niu's first calf. (By Ku Chuan, Bill Lin and Maria Tsai)


Updated : 2021-09-20 10:05 GMT+08:00