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 Hildy The Giraffe

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Hildy The Giraffe

  • Birth 9 Oct 1973
  • Death 11 Sep 2007
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
  • Memorial ID 21517159

Hildy was the world's oldest giraffe!

Hildy was born at the Dallas Zoo on Oct. 9, 1973, and had lived there all her life. The beloved 14-foot-tall, reticulated giraffe had enjoyed a lifetime of good health, although zoo officials had installed rubber mats in her barn to help with her arthritis.

The 33-year-old giraffe has had six children, 39 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren. Her 19-year-old daughter, Kibo, had been her constant companion.

She will be missed by zoo workers and the countless thousands of people who came to know Hildy and visited her over the past three decades.


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  • Created by: Ronald Leon
  • Added: 12 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21517159
  • 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. 21517159, ; Maintained by Ronald Leon (contributor 46521038) Non-Cemetery Burial.