Baby Giraffe Kipenzi Dies at Dallas Zoo

An Internet-famous baby giraffe from the Dallas Zoo has died, after a tragic mishap at bedtime. “Keepers were shifting the giraffe herd into their night barn just after 5:30 p.m. when the gangly calf began to scamper about the feeding yard, as she has done since her public debut on May 1,” the zoo said in a statement. “[Kipenzi] made a sharp turn and ran into the perimeter edge of the habitat. Preliminary results indicate three broken vertebrae in her neck, and that she died immediately.” Kipenzi’s birth was live-streamed on the Internet in April to millions of viewers.