RIP Lucy, Singapore’s beloved female giraffe.
She died on Tuesday (5 Feb) after suffering a heart attack during a procedure to extract her foetus 😥 Lucy had been in labour for more than 48 hours and was unable to deliver her baby. Post by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS):
“Based on the time and consulting with other giraffe experts, our vets knew that the chances of survival for the calf were near zero,”Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Due to the increased risk of complications should the dead calf fail to be expelled, the decision was made to extract the foetus and save Lucy. It was during this procedure that she went into cardiac arrest, and numerous attempts to revive her did not succeed.
Many had fond memories of Lucy, and offered condolences in the comments:
Of course, because this is the Internet, there will always be “medical experts” and nitpickers:
WRS first announced her pregnancy in October last year to much excitement, but alas, it was not meant to be. Our condolences go to the WRS team, who have put in so much love and effort to make the pregnancy go smoothly.
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