Baby giraffe, Ubumwe, dies at Columbus Zoo


COLUMBUS - The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s newest addition, a female baby giraffe named Ubumwe, passed away Saturday.

Ubumwe, who was born Oct. 30, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday of unknown causes, according to the zoo.

In a Facebook post, the zoo said, "The team of animal care professionals have monitored her and her mother, Zuri, around the clock since her birth. While she had previously been energetic and nursing as appropriate, her care team noted yesterday afternoon that Ubumwe’s behavior and appearance began to change."

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The zoo will not have more information on the cause of her death until a necropsy is conducted, and a pathology report is received.

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