‘Matriarch’ giraffe at Brevard Zoo dies following health care process

She stood out amid — and generally above — her peers.

Johari was a fearless chief between her type, a mom of nine, and a favorite at Brevard Zoo.

The 21-12 months-previous giraffe matriarch died this weekend next a clinical method, upsetting zoo workers who experienced arrive to really like the mild giant.

The newest resident to the Brevard Zoo a baby giraffe with her mother Johari enjoys the giraffe enclosure part of the Expedition Africa exhibit .

“She was one of our to start with five giraffes to arrive to the zoo before the Africa exhibit opened,” said Lauren Delgado, a spokeswoman for the zoo. “She was type of the leader among the the giraffes.”

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She was always sticking her neck out.

When a new gate was put in or any other new characteristic, Johari would approach initially to look at it out, even though her friends stood again cautious of change.