Sadness sweeps The Maryland Zoo after announcing the death of Julius
2:05 PM, Jul 15, 2017
6:59 AM, Jul 17, 2017
BALTIMORE- - Hearts are heavy at The Maryland Zoo after the death giraffe calf Julius.
In a Saturday statement, Don Hutchinson, president and CEO of the Zoo said “It’s hard to put our emotions into words right now.”
Julius was born June 15, 2017 to first-time mother Kesi, but representatives say he was never able to nurse properly. Veterinarians bottle-fed Julius supplements and he received two transfusions of giraffe plasma. But to no avail, Julius still remained a critical patient at the zoo.