More than 100 animals die at zoo in just two years including critically endangered species

Critically endangered species are among more than 100 animals that have died at Dublin Zoo in just two years.

Between 2014 and 2016 109 animals died at the zoo in the Irish capital – including a significant number of critically endangered species that are extinct or nearly extinct in the wild.

In 2015 alone Dublin Zoo lost 13.4 percent of its animal population, including a pair of Rothschild giraffes, which are one of the rarest species of giraffe, with only an estimated 1,500 left in the wild.

Between 2014 and 2016 109

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