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Giraffe Dies After Hitting Head On Highway Bridge Published: July 31, 2014

A giraffe reportedly died this week on a South African highway after hitting its head on a bridge, Huffington Post reports. The animal is said to have been traveling at the back of an open-air truck at the time.

According to the BBC, the giraffe — which was with a companion — was on its way to a game farm in Warmbarths, located about 99 miles outside Johannesburg, when the incident occurred.

Rick Allan of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told NBC News that “the way that these giraffes were being transported was incorrect and not up to standards.”

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