Another day, another giraffe named Marius set to be killed by a Danish zoo. We wrote on Monday about how the Copenhagen Zoo killed, skinned, and fed to lions a perfectly healthy giraffe named Marius. Now another Danish zoo, this one in Jyllands Park, is tentatively making plans to euthanize a male giraffe who is coincidentally also named Marius.
But before you get out your pitchforks and revolt against Denmark's zookeepers, know that they are in the right on this issue. Here's a few reasons why sometimes life is hard, and giraffes must die.
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The basic reason Jyllands Park zoo needs to euthanize the still-alive Marius is because a female giraffe ready for breeding could soon be headed to the zoo and its two male giraffes. When that happens, "The two males will fight, which could result in the death of one of them," zoologist Jasper Moehring told the BBC. There can only be one giraffe for the female. Sadly for Marius, Jyllands Park zookeepers have determined that the hybrid giraffe is the worse breeding candidate of the two male giraffes, and so are being proactive by killing him.