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Beloved giraffe Goody dies at Sacramento Zoo

May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Zoo says a beloved giraffe named Goody has died.

Gudrun — who went by the nickname Goody — was 21 when she euthanized on Tuesday. The zoo says she had declined after getting an abscess on her hoof that was resistant to antibiotics.

Goody was a year old when she moved from Milwaukee to Sacramento with her sister, Skye, in 1999.

The zoo says Goody was a sweet, clever and social giraffe who seemed to enjoy meeting guests and interacting with her keepers.

However, she suffered from a variety of ailments, including arthritis in one leg that changed her walk and caused unusual hoof wear.

She wore a custom-made shoe in recent years to help her move around more comfortably.