ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque city officials are blaming miscommunication for the remains of a Rio Grande Zoo giraffe being placed in a trash bin.
A memo Friday from city officials to Mayor Richard Berry said it was not an act of insubordination or disrespect but appears to be the result of unfortunate miscommunication between the zoo manager and an employee.
Berry ordered an investigation after learning about the remains of 16-year-old Kashka. The giraffe was euthanized at the zoo last week after a debilitating leg injury.
Reports indicate the zoo and a landfill are reviewing procedures and will ensure employees are trained. The landfill has a special area where animal remains are buried.MORE IN Wire NewsGARLAND, Texas — One of two gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles at a Prophet Muhammad... Full StoryNEW YORK — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to... Full StoryPARIS — French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front... Full Story
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