Giraffe ‘kisses’ dying caretaker to say final goodbye

Giraffe kiss

A giraffe says a final goodbye to his dying caretaker by giving him a “kiss.”

Dutch News reported that the charity Ambulance Wish Foundation recently wheeled 54-year-old Mario around the Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam in his hospital bed.

Mario is suffering from terminal cancer and has reportedly worked most his life taking care of animals at the zoo.

While visiting the giraffes, one approached Mario and appeared to kiss him.

“It was a very special moment,” said Kees Veldboer, the foundation’s director. “You saw him smile. It was special that the animals knew him and could sense all was not well with him.”

Source: Dutch News


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