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Kadyrov Wants To Adopt Giraffe Facing Death In Danish Zoo

Kadyrov's comments come after a perfectly healthy young giraffe named Marius was shot dead by a Copenhagen zoo at the weekend.
Kadyrov's comments come after a perfectly healthy young giraffe named Marius was shot dead by a Copenhagen zoo at the weekend.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says he is ready to adopt a giraffe facing slaughter in a zoo in Denmark.

Kadyrov wrote on Instagram on February 13 that he was "infuriated" by the killing a healthy 18-month-old giraffe named Marius in a Copenhagen zoo on February 9 and said he is ready to shelter a 7-year-old giraffe that may meet the same fate.

The Jyllands Park Zoo says it may have to kill one of its giraffes -- also named Marius -- because they are trying to acquire a female giraffe and the zoo can't keep two males and a female.

It said Marius's genes are already represented in an international breeding program.

Kadyrov said he was outraged that a giraffe was "shot dead on contrived motives," dismembered, and fed to lions while children watched.

He said he can guarantee Marius "good conditions."


Based on reporting by gazeta.ru, Interfax, and AFP

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