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Hearts Break For Camel Calf Euthanized After Breaking Leg

A camel calf had to be euthanized after he suffered a broken leg.

Idaho Falls, ID – Hearts are breaking over the death of a camel calf who had to be euthanized after suffering a broken leg. According to the Idaho Falls Zoo, on July 19 Humphrey the camel underwent surgery to repair a leg that was broken when his mother accidentally stepped on him.

Following the surgery, Humphrey stayed inside the zebra barn, but hopes for a successful recovery were dashed when veterinarians discovered an infection in his leg. The zoo explains what led to the decision to humanely euthanize the calf:

Unfortunately, his professional animal care and veterinary team discovered an infection in his leg bone while changing his cast and taking radiographs today. After consulting with multiple other veterinarians to determine any possible next steps, the extremely difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize Humphrey.

Given Humphrey’s size, the staff knew that recovery was going to be difficult, if not impossible, but they had hope for success. Those who knew and cared for the calf are devastated over his death.

The zoo writes:

The hardest hit are the zoo staff, particularly his caregivers. Please keep them in your thoughts during this emotionally challenging time.

Rest in peace Humphrey.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Not a fan of zoos and keeping animals behind bars. Most zoos breed their animals because the babies bring in the paying crowds and once a animal is old they are less desirable to the public. They might have been able to save the baby by removing his leg, but of course a handicap animal is not watch people expect to see when they go to the zoo. Not so cute anymore. Please folks, don’t waste your money on these places, it only keeps the zoo in business longer and more animals suffering in captivity. Also, keep in mind zoos say they are breeding as part of a conservation, but no zoo animal is ever released into the wild. It’s a big lie.

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  2. I don’t think Any of these Wild Exotic Animals are Safe in the Wild or in the Zoo.. Our World is Not going to Ever Leave them Alone, either.. They need to go to an Island or World where they can Live in Peace and Freedom with all the other Animals, where Nobody can harm them. Only God will be able to Enjoy their Beauty and wonderment. God sees everything and is very Angry! Humans are treating them horribly!

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  3. I agree wholeheartedly with Christine. Zoos breed for the marketing power of cute baby animals. Please avoid zoos which are prisons for non human animals who committed no crime.

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