Imola

Escaped giraffe tranquilized, then dies of cardiac arrest

Circus animal led police on chase through Italian town

Escaped giraffe tranquilized, then dies of cardiac arrest

(ANSA) - Imola, September 21 - A circus giraffe who escaped onto the streets of a town near Bologna is dead after being tranquillized for re-capture Friday. The giraffe eluded capture for several hours, running amuck and damaging cars with its 920-kilogram body. Witnesses spotted its long neck from blocks away as it galloped across the historic center of Imola, crossing busy streets in early rush-hour traffic. Police eventually cornered the animal in the fenced parking lot of a Coop grocery store and subdued it with two tranquilizers. Soon after his return to the Rinaldo Orfei Circus, the giraffe fell down dead of cardiac arrest.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi