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Lightning Kills Giraffe At Disney's Animal Kingdom

#1 User is offline   wishingtree 

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Posted 23 July 2003 - 04:10 PM

From Yahoo News:

A Disney spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that lightning hit the 12-foot giraffe known as Betsy at the Kilamanjaro Safari ride during Monday's storms in Central Florida.

At least three attraction trams or about 90 people may have witnessed the incident, Local 6 News reported.

It is believed that Betsy died instantly. She had been at the theme park since 1998.

A lightning strike hit and killed a giraffe at an attraction inside Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, according to Local 6 News.

Disney officials said that they have lightning rods placed around the park to protect the park's animals and if there is enough warning they take the animals inside barns for protection from storms.

Betsy's death leaves the attraction with 15 giraffes and there are 10 more animals at the Animal Kingdom lodge.
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 05:53 PM

that is terrible! poor giraffe!
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 07:22 PM

I saw that on the news earlier! That's so sad :)
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 08:00 PM

To be honest, I can't help but find it a bit funny :)
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 08:08 PM

QuickGold said:

To be honest, I can't help but find it a bit funny :)


Evil :twisted: :D (just kidding)

it's sad :)
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 09:57 PM

QuickGold said:

To be honest, I can't help but find it a bit funny :)


In a non-related story, the Restaurant "Jiko" at Animal Kingdom Lodge now features Blackened Giraffe on their menu.


Sorry, but Matt started it!! :oops:
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 10:22 PM

wishingtree said:

QuickGold said:

To be honest, I can't help but find it a bit funny :)


In a non-related story, the Restaurant "Jiko" at Animal Kingdom Lodge now features Blackened Giraffe on their menu.


:)

That'll teach those dang giraffes to stop stretching their necks to see the tigers changing room!
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 10:50 PM

wishingtree said:

QuickGold said:

To be honest, I can't help but find it a bit funny :)


In a non-related story, the Restaurant "Jiko" at Animal Kingdom Lodge now features Blackened Giraffe on their menu.


Sorry, but Matt started it!! :oops:

:) :) :D Priceless Jim
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Posted 24 July 2003 - 04:38 PM

:roll:

you are all bad :)
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 07:04 PM

You guys are awful, you know that? ;) Blackened Giraffe...X_x;;*laughs a bit*That's so bad....
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 12:04 AM

We know it's wrong, but we just cant help ourselves :smirk:
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