The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a 6-year-old giraffe has died, four days after a cesarean section was unable to save her calf.
Published: 12/08/18 01:18 pm ESTUpdated: 12/08/18 02:03 pm EST POWELL, Ohio — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a 6-year-old giraffe has died, four days after a cesarean section was unable to save her calf.A zoo release says the Masai giraffe, Cami, collapsed Saturday morning and was unable to rise. She died soon afterward. Initial bloodwork suggests acute kidney failure, but a full necropsy will be conducted.She had shown signs of labor Tuesday afternoon. The calf was being birthed rear hooves first, and the zoo says such calves rarely survive.A large-animal surgeon performed a cesarean section Tuesday night, but couldn’t save the calf, which had serious congenital defects. The zoo says such deliveries are rare for giraffes and are only tried as a last resort.Cami came to the zoo in central Ohio from Nashville, Tennessee, in 2013. ©2018 by 10TV.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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