JTA NEWS
21 July 2019 - 18 Tammuz 5779 - י"ח תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ט
JTA NEWS :
Much-loved Israeli-born giraffe at Singapore Zoo dies while giving birth E-mail

One of the Singapore Zoo’s resident giraffes died while giving birth on 5 February, despite the efforts of the zoo’s veterinarians to save her. The calf also died.

Lucy, a 14-year-old giraffe originally from The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Israel, was confirmed to be pregnant with her first calf in April 2018. A giraffe’s gestation period is about 15 months, and Lucy had been expected to give birth in January.

However a Facebook post by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) on 4 February said: “Lucy went into labour over the weekend. We were hoping to share some joyful baby news, but things are not going smoothly for our firsttime mum. Lucy’s care team, consisting of keepers and vets, are monitoring her around the clock and assisting her with medication to help her deliver.”

Please login or register to see the full article
 

Warning: Parameter 1 to modMainMenuHelper::buildXML() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/joomla789/domains/jewishtimesasia.org/public_html/libraries/joomla/cache/handler/callback.php on line 99
Jewish Times Asia is published by Jewish Times Asia Ltd. © Copyright 2019.
Material in the newspaper or on this site may not be used or reproduced in any form or in any way without permission from the editor.
While every effort has been made to ensure the content is true and accurate, the publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the printed text.