Perth Zoo has put down its elderly Rothschild giraffe, Misha, because of declining health.

Misha, who was 26 and became globally famous by the iconic image, The Kiss, had been suffering from chronic osteoarthritis that was not responding to treatment.

“There was no prospect of recovery, it was clear she was in discomfort and we owed it to Misha to give her a dignified end to her life,” Perth Zoo’s curator of life sciences, John Lemon, said in a statement.



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