Marilyn, Memphis Zoo’s oldest giraffe, dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Zoo announced Wednesday that Marilyn, the zoo’s oldest giraffe, has died.

Marilyn had been in Memphis since 2002. She was nearly 26 years old.

The zoo said Marilyn was a grandmother who had given birth to six calves. She was known for her sweet nature and strong maternal instincts.

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