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Young giraffe shot dead despite uproar

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A perfectly healthy young giraffe was shot dead at Copenhagen zoo on Sunday despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers. 

File picture shows a giraffe in its enclosure at the Zoological Park -- also known as the Zoo of Vincennes -- in Paris on Dec 20, 2013.

Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, was put down with a bolt gun early on Sunday, zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro confirmed.

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