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Werribee Open Range Zoo’s much-loved giraffe, Kinta, passed away yesterday.
General Manager of Life Sciences, Russel Traher, said the ageing 15 year old giraffe had been battling a gastrointestinal disease for two years.
“Keepers and the vet team have done an amazing job ensuring he received the highest level of care,” Mr Traher said.
Kinta was one of seven giraffe that lived in the grassy plains of the zoo’s African Savannah, alongside rhinos, zebra and antelope.
He was born at Monarto Zoo near Adelaide and came to Werribee Open Range Zoo in 1998.
Please post your tributes for Kinta on the Zoos Victoria facebook page.