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Copenhagen Zoo

Down a Desolate Hallway, Eddie's Ghost Lingers Still

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Jeremiah Horrigan

I'd walk past tiny rooms -- cages, really -- where scared-looking, lonely creatures sometimes peered out at me. There were screams. Howls.

Why Do Some Zoos Euthanize Healthy Animals?

Posted 03.28.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Marius the giraffe died on Feb. 9 from a shot to the head with a bolt gun. Workers at the Copenhagen Zoo t...

A Different Philosophy, a Different Culture: And That's Why Marius the Danish Giraffe Had to Die

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Nancy Graham Holm

Zookeepers and animal park professionals throughout the world face the same critical issues: capacity and health. There are the only two methods available: contraception and euthanasia. Which one they choose depends on their culture.

Misguided Outrage in Giraffe Killing

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Eliyahu Federman

To prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed an 18-month-old giraffe. The mob outrage ensued. The visceral, selective outrage over the giraffe killing is a product of a double standard that romanticizes exotic animals, placing a greater value on their lives than, say, farm animals.

They Shoot Giraffes Don't They? Why Marius's Death Is No Surprise

Karen Dawn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

It makes no sense to support zoos in general and then express anger at this one for being so public about its disposal of what it deemed surplus inventory.

Zoo Kills Healthy Giraffe To Prevent Inbreeding

AP | MALIN RISING and RICHARD STEED | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as vi...

Young Man Mysteriously Found Dead Inside Tiger Den

AP | By JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Tigers fatally mauled a man inside an enclosure at the Copenhagen Zoo, officials said Wednesday. It was unclear how or why the...