A piece of the giraffe Marius not used for scientific purposes is seen hung up in a cage occupied by carnivorous animals at Copenhagen Zoo February 11, 2014. The Copenhagen Zoo shot and dismembered ... more 
A piece of the giraffe Marius not used for scientific purposes is seen hung up in a cage occupied by carnivorous animals at Copenhagen Zoo February 11, 2014. The Copenhagen Zoo shot and dismembered the healthy giraffe on Sunday and fed the 18-month-old animal's carcass to lions - an action the zoo said was in line with anti-inbreeding rules meant to ensure a healthy giraffe population. Picture taken February 11. REUTERS/Thomas Lekfeldt/Scanpix (DENMARK - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE IS SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. IT HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. less 
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Thu, Feb 13, 2014 11:20 AM EST