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Giraffes killed by lightning strike at Lion Country Safari, park officials confirm

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
Published 4 days ago - Duration: 01:50s

Giraffes killed by lightning strike at Lion Country Safari, park officials confirm

Lion County Safari confirms two giraffes were killed by a lightning strike during a storm about six weeks ago.

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Giraffes killed by lightning strike at Lion Country Safari, park officials confirm

LION COUNTRY SAFARI.WPTV WAS FIRST TO TELL YOU...TWO GIRAFFES WERE STRUCK BYLIGHTNING AND KILLED AT THEPARK.

WPTV NEWSCHANNEL FIVE'SSTEPHANIE SUSSKIND VISITED THEGIRAFFE HABITAT TODAY TO LEAMORE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.<< WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH LIONCOUNTRY SAFARI..

A FANFAVORITE IS ALWAYS THEMAJESTIC GIRAFFES..

BUT THEHERD IS NOW DOWN BY TWO...AFTER A TRAGIC LIGHTNINGSTRIKE LAST MONTH.

HaleyPasseser, Lion Country Safari49:32 the keepers are hereeveryday taking care of theanimals to the best of theirability and pouring theirpassion and heart and soulinto what they do here andreally the loss hit themextremely hard HALEY PASSESERSAYS A STORM CAME IN FAST THATDAY..

AND PATHOLOGY TESTS JUSTCONFIRMED ONE YEAR OLD JIONIAND 10 YEAR OLD LILY DIED FROMA LIGHTNING STRIKE WHILE OUTON THE PRESERVE.

Steph Standup 54:45“Therebehind me for the giraffe,another across the way, atotal of 7 that they can choseto go to during a storm butkeepers say thattheir natural instinct andmost of the time they stay outin their pastur” Haley 5:24"so we do try to provide thema lot of choice and in a casesuch as that when we ourselvesare also seeking shelter, ifthey donshelter there isncan do to encourage them to"SHE SAYS ITS SAFER AND MORECOMFORTABLE FOR THE GIRAFFESTO BE OUT IN THEIR OPENENVIRONMENT..

BUT DOESN'T MAKETHE LOSS ANY EASIER.

Haley43:55 unfortunately it wasjust very tragic, naturaleffect, natural accident andit was very devastating to ourstaff and we are stillmourning from it.

STEPHANIESUSSKIND WPTV NC 5.

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