Denver Zoo’s oldest male giraffe put down
DENVER -- Dikembe, the oldest male giraffe at the Denver Zoo, was put down Thursday. At 24 years old, Dikembe was also the oldest male giraffe in North America. He was considered the patriarch of the Denver Zoo's herd. "He will be remembered fondly as gentle, charismatic and goofy, and for the tremendous contributions he made to his vulnerable species during his exceptionally long life," the Denver Zoo said on its Facebook page.