Beloved giraffe passes away at Birmingham Zoo

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Mara, the beloved 22-year-old female reticulated giraffe, passed away on Wednesday.

She was born at the Topeka Zoo in 1988, and moved to Birmingham one year later.

Mara will be missed, but not forgotten. Her "granddaughter" will make the Birmingham Zoo her home in spring 2011.

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