CAPE MAY, NJ (CBS) – There’s some sad news out of Cape May.
The Cape May County Zoo released a statement on Tuesday saying it was “saddened” to announce the passing of Aziza, the zoo’s first female giraffe.READ MORE: July Fourth Shooting At Ben Franklin Parkway Leads West Philadelphia Organizers To Put Block Parties On Hold
“Aziza was one month shy of 20 years old and was a beloved resident of the Cape May County Zoo since 1995; she came from the Pittsburgh zoo as a 6 month old calf. During her time here Aziza delivered three calves of her own, the latest being ‘Mae’ back in March 2014”, said Dr. Hurbert Paluch, DMV and Director, in a release.
Aziza arrived at the zoo almost 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants of the “Savannah” exhibit.READ MORE: WATCH: Kyle Schwarber Clubs 2 More Home Runs To Continue Pace To Join Ryan Howard As Only Phillies To Do This
She reportedly died from a degenerative heart condition.
Zoo officials say Aziza “passed peacefully.”MORE NEWS: Haddon Township Man, Dog Complete 7-Year, 38-Country Walk Around World
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