Maryland Zoo: Julius to undergo major medical procedure

The Maryland Zoo will perform a major medical procedure on its struggling baby giraffe.

Julius will undergo the procedure Wednesday.

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Zoo staff have given him additional fluids, vitamins and antibiotics to help improve his chances of surviving the impending procedure, which zoo staff described as coming with serious risks.

Julius has been receiving around-the-clock care since his second plasma transfusion earlier this week.

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Zoo staff have bottle fed Julius since his birth last month. He has not been nursing from his mother, Kesi, and is not gaining the weight needed to improve his health.

Updates on Julius are available on the Maryland Zoo website.

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