Monday, May 10, 2010

Adios Cinco!

After a little over a year, Cinco, the male giraffe that was born under less than ideal conditions will be leaving Como Zoo and traveling to Texas to be a part of a new Savanna exhibit at the Dallas Zoo where he will be in a herd with 13 giraffe as well as other African species. Cinco had a rocky start to life, having to spend a week at the University of Minnesota's Intensive Care Unit due to complications at birth.

He later took another trip to the U of Mn via police transport when he required surgery to correct the growth plates in his legs. Since then, Cinco has grown by leaps and bounds, nearly equal in height to his mother Clover. He is going to be missed by zoo staff and visitors alike. Cinco was always willing to take a cracker from his trainers or nibble their shirts or hair and slime them with his long tongue.

Safe journey Cinco. Adios!

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