Maryland Zoo's struggling baby giraffe gets plasma from donor

WMARPublished: June 21, 2017101 views
Published: June 21, 2017

A struggling newborn giraffe in Maryland has received a plasma transfusion from a giraffe in Ohio. The Maryland Zoo says in a statement that the male giraffe, born on June 15, wasn't nursing. Zookeepers were giving the unnamed calf colostrum supplements to get antibodies normally provided by mother's milk. But zoo officials say the calf was still not getting enough antibodies and needed a plasma transfusion from an adult giraffe.

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