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Giraffe dies in a tragic accident at the Kansas City Zoo

Please enable Javascript to view this video KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Zoo announced on Friday that for the second time this week, a beloved animal has died. Hamisi (Photo: Kansas City Zoo) Hamisi, one of the zoo's adult giraffes, died Wednesday morning due to a tragic accident, according to the zoo's Facebook page. The giraffe suffered an acute spinal cord injury in his bedroom behind the scenes. Zoo veterinarians performed a necropsy and determined Hamisi probably died immediately. "The whole zoo is heartbroken and sad for this loss," said a zoo spokesman. Kansas City Zoo said it plans to conduct a internal audit of the giraffe habitat, which was built in 1995. "We will make immediate changes to the area as needed and also share some results with other AZA-accredited facilities hoping to prevent future incidents, "Facebook said cheese. Hamisi moved to Kansas City in 2016 from Disney's Animal Kingdom. Last year he raised two calves, Dixie and Maxwell. The Kansas City Zoo also chose to euthanize the 31-year-old Bam Bam Wednesday polar bear. Bam Bams liver failed, and she had developed untreated liver cancer.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Zoo announced on Friday that for the second time this week, a beloved animal has died.

Hamisi (Photo: Kansas City Zoo)

Hamisi, one of the zoo’s adult giraffes, died Wednesday morning due to a tragic accident, according to the zoo’s Facebook page.

The giraffe suffered an acute spinal cord injury in his bedroom behind the scenes.

Zoo veterinarians performed a necropsy and determined Hamisi probably died immediately.

“The whole zoo is heartbroken and sad for this loss,” said a zoo spokesman.

Kansas City Zoo said it plans to conduct a internal audit of the giraffe habitat, which was built in 1995.

“We will make immediate changes to the area as needed and also share some results with other AZA-accredited facilities hoping to prevent future incidents, “Facebook said cheese.

Hamisi moved to Kansas City in 2016 from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Last year he raised two calves, Dixie and Maxwell.

The Kansas City Zoo also chose to euthanize the 31-year-old Bam Bam Wednesday polar bear. Bam Bams liver failed, and she had developed untreated liver cancer.

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