2 giraffes were killed after being hit by lightning at a Florida zoo

A 10-year-old female giraffe named Lily and a 1-year-old male giraffe named Jioni were found dead in their pasture by workers at the Lion Country Safari on May 3. It was determined that the two giraffes died from a lightning strike, after a fast-moving storm swept through the area, the zoo announced on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the zoo said that they open enclosures during storms to let animals seek shelter if they choose, but these giraffes decided to remain in the open. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories.

A Florida wildlife safari lost two giraffes last month when

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