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Mon December 30, 2013

Giraffe Dies in Fight at Little Rock Zoo

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Little Rock Zoo officials say a giraffe named Jigsaw died after a weekend fight with another giraffe, named Mesi.. The body was taken to the state Livestock and Poultry Commission for examination. Jigsaw was 13 years old and had lived its entire life at the Little Rock Zoo.

Officials say Mesi was able to open a gate separating the two animals.The zoo said it was talking to the Species Survival Plan about what action to take in its giraffe program. Mesi did not suffer any major injuries. The surviving giraffe remains at the zoo.