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 Hildy The Giraffe

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Hildy The Giraffe

  • Birth 9 Oct 1973
  • Death 11 Sep 2007
  • Burial Body donated to medical science
  • Memorial ID 21509429

African Giraffe. Born in the Dallas Zoo Texas, she was the world's oldest living giraffe, in the wild or in captivity. Known nationally, she has five generations of descendants in zoos all across the country. According to the international record book of giraffes, she is considered the grand dame. She has had 6 children, 39 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren. Due to arthritis, a recent fall and unable to stand, Hildy was euthanized at age 33.


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  • Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 12 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21509429
  • Judy Miller
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hildy The Giraffe (9 Oct 1973–11 Sep 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21509429, ; Maintained by John "J-Cat" Griffith (contributor 46568383) Body donated to medical science.