30-year-old giraffe dies at Surabaya Indonesia zoo

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Kliwon, a 30-year-old male African giraffe that died in Surabaya Indonesia zoo on Thursday, was found to have 20kg of plastic in its stomach, zoo officials said on Saturday.

Anthan Warsito, the spokesman for the Surabaya Zoo, said Saturday the plastic appeared to be from wrapped food thrown by zoo visitors, and from garbage that had blown into his stall.

30-year-old giraffe dies

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The zoo has reported to have around 500 animals since 2010. It was criticized because of animal deaths from tretable illness like diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition.

“We have plans to buy two or three giraffes from America, but we have to see what management says after this incident”, says Warsito.

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