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Jack Hanna raises $100K to save Denmark giraffe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna says he's horrified that a Denmark zoo killed a healthy giraffe and fed it to lions, and he's working to save a second giraffe that may be killed at a different zoo there for similar reasons.

The Copenhagen Zoo said it killed a 2-year-old giraffe to prevent inbreeding. The carcass was butchered in front of a crowd.

Hanna calls that "abominable," saying the killing was wrong even if it hadn't become a spectacle. He says other facilities would have taken the animal and that option should've been used.

Hanna has raised $100,000 to help save a second giraffe at the Jyllands Park Zoo.

A spokeswoman at Ohio's Columbus Zoo, where Hanna is director emeritus, says options include moving that giraffe to another zoo closer to Denmark.

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