COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (CNN) - The Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark killed a healthy giraffe, despite an online petition to save it.
People are outraged because graphic photos were released of the 2-year-old giraffe being fed to lions, after an autopsy.
It happened in front of an audience, including children.
The zoo's scientific director said the autopsy had to be performed outside because of the giraffe's size.
It was killed, the director says, to avoid inbreeding.
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