The Rio Grande Zoo is accused of failing to separate its trash in a big way. Garbage collectors were a bit surprised to find a dismembered fully grown giraffe in a garbage bin. It turned out to be Kashka, a beloved animal from the zoo.
Kashka recently was euthanized after suffering a debilitating leg injury in a recent fall. The 16-year-old giraffe was 15 feet tall and weighed about 2,000 pounds. Under state law, the zoo was supposed to send the giraffe to the landfill for burial in a special area. Instead they appeared to look for a really really large hefty bag.
The mayor has called for an investigation.
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