Racine Zoo says goodbye to Bo the giraffe

Posted at 9:36 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 22:36:16-04

Say it ain’t so, Bo!

The Racine Zoo is saying farewell to a familiar friend, Bo the giraffe, who will go on to help his species. 

The zoo is part of a species survival group, which exchanges animals to reproduce. Bo will be transferred to a zoo with females housed in his new location.

The Racine Zoo will be adding a new face, though. A 3-year-old male giraffe from the same zoo Bo came from. 

According to Sheri Horiszny, a giraffe SSP coordinator, Bo is the 14th most genetically valuable male for growing the species at 13-years-old. 

“Bo is a guest favorite and we are sad to see him go but are excited for his future and what that means to his species,” said Elizabeth Heidorn, Executive Director of the Racine Zoo. 

Bo’s last day will be Oct. 26.