Detroit, MI – This week, the Detroit Zoo announced the death of a beloved Bactrian camel named Humphrey. According to the zoo, Humphrey, who was known as a “gentle giant,” lived at the zoo since his birth in 2014.
The difficult decision to humanely euthanize Humphrey was made because his mobility issues could no longer be managed and staff did not want him to suffer. The zoo said:
Humphrey started experiencing mobility issues a few years ago, which is when our animal care staff began providing diagnostic exams and veterinary treatments to pinpoint the cause of his discomfort and provide him with relief. Humphrey received expert care for as long as possible, but unfortunately, his condition regressed – and the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize him.
Though opting for euthanasia is never easy, the zoo said that their staff “took comfort” in knowing that Humphrey received the best care from their team throughout his entire treatment process.
Rest easy Humphrey.
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