Breaking News: Second Marius will NOT be killed, says zoo
Friday, February 14th, 2014
Under the somewhat flippant heading “Problem solved”, the zoo states that Marius #2 will not be killed, for now.
Following a statement from the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria confirming that Jyllands Park Zoo, who had threatened to kill “Marius 2” if they were able to acquire a female giraffe to replace him, was not approved to be part of a breeding programme for the species, the zoo has said that Marius will not be killed.
A statement was published on the zoo’s Facebook page in the last hour stated that: “we will of course keep both our giraffes, as we have stated all along. There is no plan, and there has never been a plan to neither move or euthanize any of our giraffes”. This directly contradicts statements made in the last few days, and members of the public remain skeptical about the veracity of the newest development.