Giraffe death is second since June at Ohio zoo

Baby Giraffe

A two-week old reticulated giraffe stands in front of her mother “Franny” at the Brookfield Zoo Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 in Chicago. The five foot tall calf is the the 57th giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo and Fanny’s third offspring. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio says it’s too early to know whether the deaths of two giraffes within the last three months could be related.

Officials at the Toledo Zoo say an 8-year-old giraffe named Trevor died shortly after collapsing on Saturday.

Zookeepers had noticed a day before that the giraffe appeared to be not feeling well and had stopped eating so they gave him an antibiotic.

The zoo in early June euthanized a 1-year-old giraffe named Binti after keepers found her unable to stand in an indoor area. The cause of the young giraffe’s death remains unknown.

A zoo spokeswoman tells The Blade that they won’t know more until a necropsy is completed on the giraffe that died over the weekend.

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