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Tall Boy, Buffalo Park's male giraffe, dies

TUPELO — The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo says its male giraffe, Tall Boy, has died of natural causes.

Tall Boy was estimated to be at least 20 years old, according to the giraffe’s veterinarian.

He was born in Africa and came to the Tupelo Park from Miami, in 2004.

Park officials say Tall Boy was buried Monday under his favorite tree where he liked to rest during the summer.

The park is in the progress of locating another male giraffe.

 

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