Newborn giraffe dies at the San Diego Zoo two days after birth

A newborn giraffe at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park died at just 2 days old.

According to the zoo, wildlife care specialists noticed the calf’s condition deteriorate after birth. They say the baby giraffe had a difficult time standing and wasn’t nursing.

He was taken to the Safari Park’s Harter Veterinary Medical Center where teams provided around-the-clock care, but his condition continued to worsen.

“Unfortunately, despite all efforts, his condition continued to worsen, and the team made the compassionate decision to euthanize the calf,” the zoo said in a post on Facebook.

The unnamed calf was born to first-time mom Zindzhi.

Zindzhi and the other members of the giraffe herd are being monitored closely for any unusual behavior after the calf’s passing.