A new child giraffe on the Nashville Zoo died Saturday after she was unintentionally stepped on by her mom.
“We’re devastated over the lack of Nasha’s calf,” Rick Schwartz, the zoo’s president, stated in an announcement.
“Our employees has labored tirelessly to verify this calf was given the absolute best care. We moved from worry of a stillborn to pleasure of revival to anguish,” stated Schwartz.
The zoo stated in a blog post that an preliminary necropsy confirmed the calf suffered neck trauma.
Extra testing can be performed to examine for any doable underlying causes of demise, the zoo stated.
Throughout delivery, the mom giraffe had required help from the zoo’s veterinary crew after experiencing issues.
The zoo stated staffers will consolation the first-time mom, who they are saying is doing nicely, within the days to return.