Toledo Zoo announces death of giraffe, cites multiple 'severe abnormalities'

(The Toledo Zoo/Facebook)

TOLDEO, Ohio — The Toledo Zoo announced Friday that a 1 1/2-year-old giraffe has died.

Binti, a female Masai giraffe, was found Monday in the indoor giraffe holding area and was unable to stand, according to a Facebook post from the zoo. Binti was sedated and the animal care team drew blood for analysis.

"Test results indicated multiple severe abnormalities and euthanasia was elected to prevent suffering," the zoo said.

A necropsy was conducted and histopathology results are pending.