Giraffe dies at Fort Wayne zoo

(Provided Photo/WANE)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is mourning the loss of one of its giraffes.

Kalahari died earlier this week. The zoo sent out the following Tweet:

We are saddened to report the passing of Kalahari the giraffe. She’ll be greatly missed by her keepers and many fans.

Kalahari was one of seven reticulated giraffes in the African Journey. No other details about what happened were released.

You can learn more about the giraffes at the zoo by clicking here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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