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Giraffe's sudden death shocks zoo-goers; netizens say, 'poor feeding environment' 

A giraffe in a Taiwanese zoo suddenly died in front of visitors, scaring goers to mourn for its death. Witnesses captured the moment of the animal falling and posted online, igniting many discussions among netizens. 

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Taiwanese netizens shared photos on social platforms, showing a giraffe, Xiaoshun, running out in “Naughty World Wildlife” in Tainan’s Xuejia District before vomiting the feed. It turned unmoved and was certified death later. The cause of death was to be dissected and clarified.

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Many netizens expressed their sympathy to the animal, saying "poor kid, finally get released" or "RIP". Some revealed the feeding environment is extremely poor in the zoo which was always smelly. 

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Xiaoshun is the sixth child born in the giraffes "Chrysanthemum" and "Chang Yu" of the Mucha Zoo in Taipei. Naughty World Wildlife has been "borrowing" Xiaoshun to the Mucha Zoo for more than five years. It took more than six hours to transport to the animal to pair with another giraffe "Yiyi", who is about 16 years old, but has never been pregnant.