More than 14 giraffes died in the U.S. in the past year


This is a list of giraffes under the age of 20, excluding newborns, that have died in the United States from Jan. 2020 through Jan. 2021.


*Note: This list is not comprehensive and only includes deaths reported on by the media.


>January 2020 - Hogle Zoo - Salt Lake City, UT - 17-year-old Pogo

https://kjzz.com/news/local/hogle-zoos-pregnant-giraffe-pogo-dies-after-rapid-decline


>February 2020 - Mesker Park Zoo - Evansville, IN - 19-year-old Kizzie

https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/kizzie-the-giraffe-dies-at-mesker-park-zoo/


>June 2020 - Abilene Zoo - Abilene, TX - 6-year-old Mesi

https://ktxs.com/news/abilene/male-giraffe-at-abilene-zoo-dies


>July 2020 - San Francisco Zoo - San Francisco, CA - 18-year-old Floyd

https://abc7news.com/san-francisco-zoo-giraffe-sf-dead-floyd-animal-death/6333575/


>July 2020 - Kansas City Zoo - Kansas City, MO - 2-year-old Dixie

https://www.kmbc.com/article/kansas-city-missouri-zoo-mourns-deaths-two-animals-including-dixie-the-giraffe-radi-gorilla/33312472


>September 2020 - Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, AZ - 17-year-old Zuri

https://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/zuri-a-17-year-old-reticulated-giraffe-at-the-phoenix-zoo-has-died-due-to-ongoing-health-issues


>September 2020 - Kansas City Zoo - Kansas City, MO - 8-year-old Lizzie

https://www.kmbc.com/article/kc-zoo-giraffe-lizzie-dies-after-battling-gastrointestinal-issues/33916725


>October 2020 - Rolling Hills Zoo - Salina, KS - 18-year-old Btuanya

https://www.salina.com/story/news/local/2020/10/23/rolling-hills-giraffe-dies/43128041/


>October 2020 - East Texas Zoo and Gator Park - Grand Saline, TX - 1-year-old Azizi

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/10/29/april-the-giraffes-calf-azizi-dies-unexpectedly-at-east-texas-zoo/


>October 2020 - Buffalo Zoo - Buffalo, NY - 6-year-old Sampson

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/sampson-the-giraffe-dies-at-the-buffalo-zoo/71-62a5550c-bc0e-4284-8bba-0c8800947606


>December 2020 - ZooWorld - Panama City Beach, FL - Giraffe of unknown name/age. http://fosterfollynews.net/2020/12/17/giraffe-dies-at-zooworld-in-panama-city-beach-florida-from-birth-defect/


>January 2021 - Zoo Miami - Miami, FL - 12-year-old Pongo

https://people.com/pets/giraffe-pongo-dies-zoo-miami-foot-fracture/


>Jan 2021 - Abilene Zoo - Abilene, TX - 11-year-old Sunny

https://sanangelolive.com/news/texas/2021-01-13/abilene-zoo-mourns-unexpected-death-giraffe-mom


>Jan 2021 - Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI - 9-year-old Tufani

https://turnto10.com/news/local/giraffe-at-roger-williams-park-zoo-dies


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