Marius the Giraffe was killed on February The Copenhagen Zoo said the action was necessary to prevent inbreeding. Marius was put down with a bolt gun after being anaesthetised. People watched the killing, dissection, and feeding Marius to the lions.
Marius the giraffe killed at Copenhagen zoo despite worldwide protests
Danish Zoo Kills Healthy Giraffe and Feeds It to Lions Copenhagen Zoo killed a two-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions on Sunday, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the animal.