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Giraffe in danger after another zoo indicates possible plans to kill

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Update 2/13/14: Per Jyllands Park Zoo -

PROBLEM SOLVED

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) have announced that Jyllands Park Zoo is not to recieve a female giraffe any time soon as part of the programme.
As a result of this we will of course keep both our giraffes, as we have stated all along.

Another giraffe, ironically named "Marius," like the giraffe who was killed at Denmark's Copenhagen Zoo less than a week ago, is in danger of losing his life at a different zoo in Denmark, reported Thursday's CBS News.

The latest "Marius," in jeopardy resides at Jyllands Park Zoo, which is also in Denmark.

On Sunday, the first "Marius," an 18-month-old giraffe, was killed in public because he was considered "surplus," and his genes were said to be "inferior."

The Jyllands Park Zoo "Marius" is seven-years-old and he will be killed if the zoo acquires a female giraffe - unfortunately for Marius, the likelihood of a new girl in the zoo is "likely."

Zoo keeper Janni Lojtved Poulsen explained why Marius might be destroyed:

We can't have two males and one female. Then there will be fights,”

Adding:

If the breeding program coordinator decides that he should be put down, then that's what we'll do,”

According to the zoo keeper, killing animals who are considered to be surplus, is a common practice and they are not swayed in any manner by the protests and uproar created when the juvenile giraffe was killed last Sunday.

Poulsen said:

It doesn't affect us in any way,

We are completely behind Copenhagen and would have done the same.

Zoo officials at Jyllands Park Zoo are unsure if they would make their Marius undergo a public dissection.

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