- Associated Press - Monday, April 29, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A baby giraffe at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee has undergone surgery for a fractured leg and is now recovering at home.

The Commercial Appeal reports Memphis Zoo officials say zoo keepers noticed the female giraffe named Ali limping early this month. Keepers then noticed that Ali’s mother wasn’t providing an appropriate amount of care. Ali was separated from her mother and veterinarians diagnosed her with a fractured right leg.

She underwent a two-hour surgery in Lexington to outfit her leg with stainless steel plates and 21 bone screws. She made her way back to the zoo last week.

The zoo’s curator of large animals, Courtney Janney, says Ali still is considered to be in critical condition and is being monitored for signs of infection.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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