CALGARY – The Calgary Zoo says a giraffe that was born there earlier this week has died.
In a Facebook post Saturday, the zoo says the male calf that was born last Sunday to an eight-year-old Masai giraffe named Emara passed away overnight.
Emara had three previous pregnancies, but two ended in miscarriages and a third produced a calf that died due to birth defects.
This time around Emara received progesterone supplements, a treatment apparently not tried on a giraffe before.
The post notes that the zoo is “heartbroken.”