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Zoo gazelle dies from animal attack

July 24th, 2008 · Comments

This is bizarre. Just a few days after a monkey died at the Woodland Park Zoo from congestive heart failure, there’s word that a 7-year-old gazelle died after being attacked by another animal inside the popular African Savanna exhibit. “The accidental death of the gazelle is an unfortunate incident and is uncommon and rare in zoos,” said Zoo Curator Martin Ramirez. The gazelle was sharing the exhibit with three other gazelles, a giraffe, zebras, oryx and ostrich. No word on which animal was responsible for the attack.

The life expectancy of gazelles is 12 to 14 years. (Woodland Park Zoo photo)

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