Well, look who’s backtracking now. After receiving major backlash from animal activists around the world, the Danish zoo Jyllands Park announced it will not be killing Marius, the male giraffe, after all.
“This situation now seems to be eliminated,” said a statement posted on the zoo’s Facebook page with the headline ‘Problem Solved.’
The Western Denmark zoo made headlines last week after saying that it would euthanize one its male giraffes to make room for a “genetically more valuable” female one. Now the zoo is claiming the European breeding program that would give them the female giraffe has no plans to do so in the near future.
“As a result of this we will of course keep both our giraffes,” said the statement which also claimed that the initial announcement was based solely on a hypothetical situation.
That situation was brought up just days after the Copenhagen zoo killed one of their giraffes claiming an issue of overpopulation and caused waves of protest around the globe. Jyllands Park initially said the protests didn’t affect their decision making at all.
Seems like animal lovers around the world, even if not officially, might have made them change their minds.
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