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Tragedy In South Africa: Giraffe Dies After Hitting Head On Overpass

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Updated 08/2/2014 3:17pm
Tragedy In South Africa: Giraffe Dies After Hitting Head On Overpass
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Jonathan Frahm

Staff Writer


This morning in current events starts with tragedy as a giraffe in South Africa died yesterday (August 1) after reportedly smacking its head against an overpass. It all began when two giraffes were being transported on the back of a truck on a highway between Pretoria and Johannesburg. Transporting these animals in such a way is expressly prohibited due to their large neck size, since it would only make common sense that such an incident could occur. As a result, startled motorists were snapping pictures and uploading them to the Internet both during and after the giraffe's death. According to them, the other only survived as it was slightly shorter. Eyewitness Pabi Moloi recounted the events in detail to the Associated Press: "The impact of the giraffe's head on the bridge was so loud that my cousin, who was driving me, asked if someone had been shot ... I saw the giraffe hit its head very hard on the concrete under the bridge and kind of be propelled forward." It is currently being assumed that those responsible for the animal's death and its friend's injuries will be prosecuted under South African animal protection laws. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!


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