see article here). The reason that the zoo officials gave was that was how they "thin out" their too-great population of giraffes.
The fact that they fed the meat to lions was okay to me, but to do that in front of children--no--that isn't okay!
WHY, WHY, WHY?
WHY would they allow the female and male giraffes to be together during mating season? Hell, we know to separate cats and dogs.
WHY not neuter or spay the ones at the zoo? That's what sensible people would do.
WHY not have contraceptives? I must admit that I don't know if there are contraceptives.
WHY not donate that beautiful animal to another zoo? I can't believe there's no European zoo which would like a giraffe.