Morefu the giraffe passes at Birmingham Zoo

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A longtime member of the Birmingham Zoo has passed away. Morefu the 24-year-old giraffe was put to sleep after he stopped responding to medication to help his arthritis and other old age conditions.

Morefu has been at the Birmingham Zoo for 24 years. He was their tallest giraffe and a favorite during the giraffe's feeding time.

Morefu was the oldest living male giraffe in North America.