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Baby giraffe Hasani now can walk and run with no issues

Hasani now can walk with no issues
Posted at 10:45 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 23:49:21-04

SEATTLE, Wash. — Hasani captured hearts around the globe when he was born in May of last year.

He was diagnosed with abnormalities in his rear legs, a condition known as hyperextended fetlocks.

But thanks to the help of an equine specialist, Hasani was given new therapeutic shoes at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Today, he can walk and run with no issues whatsoever.

And now at a year and a half old, Woodland Park Zoo's animal curator Martin Ramirez says this is the natural age for a giraffe calf to leave its herd.

He will move to a private facility in Merkel, Texas, which is home to other exotic species.