Overnight, Zoos Victoria announced that one of their most loved giraffes had passed away after years of illness.
Mukulu, aged 23, has been a ‘larger-the-life’ member of the Melbourne Zoo family since 1996. He was the oldest male Rothchild’s Giraffe in Australasia and fathered four calves who have all contributed to the region’s breeding program.
Mukulu was famously known for the photograph, ‘The Kiss’, taken at Perth Zoo where he was born. He’s also been the star of many wedding photos as well as once-in-a-lifetime encounters at Melbourne Zoo.
Vale Mukulu. You’ll be missed by keepers, vets and the public alike.
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