Puzzles the giraffe dies

March 24, 2008 3:43:19 PM PDT
Puzzles the giraffe, one of the Philadelphia zoo's most beloved animals, has died. The 27-year-old giraffe was euthanized last week, according to the zoo.

Veterinarians say Puzzles' health was failing due to her age and they wanted to prevent pain.

Puzzles had been at the Philadelphia zoo since 1984, where she gave birth to seven calves.

She was also one of the oldest giraffes in the country.