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Baby Giraffe from San Diego Zoo Euthanized After the 5-Month-Old Was Gored by Another Animal

Baby Giraffe from San Diego Zoo Euthanized After the 5-Month-Old Was Gored by Another Animal

A five-month-old giraffe from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park was euthanized at the end of last month, after suffering a gruesome stomach injury likely inflicted by an antelope.

On the morning of Dec. 29, zookeepers discovered Kumi the giraffe in his East Africa field habitat with a gore wound to his belly, the San Diego Zoo explained in a statement on their Facebook.

Officials at the zoo believe that Kumi was injured by an antelope living in same quarters, as many species who would naturally live together in the wild often co-exist in their Safari Park habitats. Living in close quarters can sometimes lead to inter-species encounters, the zoo said.

Because of the severity of Kumi’s injury, a team of veterinarians made the difficult decision to put the baby giraffe down.

Speaking to the San Diego Union-Tribune following the incident, zoo spokeswoman Christina Simmons explained that although they knew Kumi’s wound was consistent with being gored by an antelope, they were unable to confirm any specific details.

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Simmons explained that nobody witnessed the “rare incident,” and while giraffe mothers often protect their young, the location of Kumi’s mother and the other giraffes was unknown at the time.

She also noted that giraffes and antelopes typically get along in the wild, helping and communicating with each other in the case of threats or external attacks.

Because of this, the animals were living together in the zoo’s habitat, mimicking a regulated wildlife environment — but Simmons said they were careful about how much they interfered with the experience.

“In natural habitats, animals are faced with stress. They’re eaten by predators, they run into challenges. We protect them a great deal in human-managed environments,” she told the local newspaper. “But we do recognize that when you’re working toward conserving a species, you have to provide them with some of the same kinds of things they would normally experience in their natural habitat.”

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Gregg Leakes Apologizes to Wife NeNe Amid Stage 3 Cancer Battle She Deserves Much More

Gregg Leakes Apologizes to Wife NeNe Amid Stage 3 Cancer Battle She Deserves Much More

Gregg Leakes is going through a tough time, but so is his wife NeNe Leakes.

On Monday, Gregg, 64, penned a heartfelt apology to his spouse after the Real Housewives of Atlanta star said she had been mistreated while caring for him during his cancer battle on Sunday night’s episode of the Bravo series.

“We always hurt the ones we love… because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back,” Gregg wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of NeNe, 51.

“I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me.”

“I pray to God to get it together… she’s done NO wrong… this is ALL on me,” Gregg continued.

“Cancer will change your life.”

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We always hurt the ones we Love.. because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back. I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together.. She’s done NO wrong… this is ALL on me…… Cancer WILL change your Life…

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NeNe previously spoke on Gregg’s attitude towards her in November, calling her husband “mean” and “grouchy.”

“I would just think if I have or had cancer, I would see life so differently!” NeNe wrote on Twitter. “Not being mean, grouchy and evil for no real reason! But that’s me. Pray for me.”

The reality star received a significant amount of backlash for her comments, with some fans slamming her as insensitive.

However, NeNe told her followers that the situation is more complicated than it appears.

“I’m ALWAYS the bad guy so I’ll take that if you only knew,” she wrote.

NeNe also opened up about caring for Gregg to PEOPLE, admitting that it’s not easy.

“It’s very, very hard to be a caretaker,” she said. “People call and they say, ‘How’s Gregg doing?’ and I want to throw the phone and say, ‘How the f— am I doing? I’m going crazy over here, Gregg is wearing me out!’ I am not good at this s—! I would rather hire somebo

Read more: https://people.com/tv/gregg-leakes-apologizes-to-wife-nene-cancer-battle/

Kim Zolciak-Biermann 40 Rocks a Thong Bikini in a Sexy Sunset Shot My Favorite Place

Kim Zolciak-Biermann 40 Rocks a Thong Bikini in a Sexy Sunset Shot My Favorite Place

The sun may be setting, but Kim Zolciak-Biermann is turning up the heat!

Late Monday evening, the Don’t Be Tardy star posted a sexy photo to Instagram from one of her recent tropical vacations.

In the shot, which was taken from behind, Zolciak-Biermann, 40, flaunts her toned booty in a thong bikini — seen ever-so-slightly from the shadowy lighting — and stares out at the sunset over the waters.

Though the mom of six captioned the photo, “My favorite place 🌊” she did not say where the scenic shot was actually taken.

Zolciak-Biermann is no stranger to bikini snaps. The reality star has shared numerous revealing photos on her social media, from her red hot poolside shoot (taken by her 5-year-old son Kane) to her sexy vacation getaway snapshots with her signature backside pose.

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Thx @kanebiermann for taking this pic of me today!! Lopsided boobs and all (clearly it’s the bathing suit lol) 😂🤣 but thanks you guys for voting on C/DD can’t wait to downsize a little @dr.hochstein 💃🏼💃🏼

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This Is Us Returns with Randalls Election Results a Zevin Milestone Lots of John Stamos

This Is Us Returns with Randalls Election Results a Zevin Milestone Lots of John Stamos

Have mercy! This Is Us is back — with six John Stamos references and even Star Wars and Game of Thrones mentions!

The show picked up right where it left off after the fall finale, with many viewer questions being answered — though, in TIU fashion, several new season 3 cliffhangers arose.

The “The Last Seven Weeks” episode did exactly what the title said, in that Sterling K. Brown’s Randall Pearson raced to the finish line in his election for the city councilman position against longtime politician Sol Brown (Rob Morgan).

What was projected as a landslide loss for Randall at the start of the campaign turned out to be too close to call as Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), Rebecca (Mandy Moore), Miguel (Jon Huertas), Kevin (Justin Hartley) and his girlfriend Zoey (Melanie Liburd) came together to watch the final results trickle in.

Meanwhile, the episode’s overall focus spotlighted the adult Big Three in pivotal points in their romances.

Though the marital status of Randall and Beth was left hanging in November, the stress of the election did not come between them despite a Christmas blowup. Ultimately, Beth came on board with the election after a slice of “booberry” pie and being reminded of how her husband is a man “who cares too much and tries too hard.”

In the end, those qualities (and the throwing away of records showing Sol’s alleged DUI cover-up) were what guaranteed Randall a victory over his opponent, thus leading into a new chapter of local politics.

RELATED: What’s to Come in This Is Us Season 3: ‘Her’ Is Revealed, Nicky’s Fate and Kate’s Baby Boy

However, Randall and Beth were not the only couple facing challenges in their relationship.

New duo Kevin and Zoey — adorably named #Zevin by fans — moved in together as she accepted his spare key that was decorated with a keychain of Stamos’ Full House character. “Tess and Annie got it for me, there was a whole phase they were calling me Uncle Jesse,” Kevin explained. (Stamos appeared again as Uncle Jesse when Randall and his daughters streamed Fuller House on Netflix.)

And in their continued efforts to find out about his uncle Nicky, the couple came face-to-face with Zoey’s past as they met her ex, Congressman Andy, whom she asked to find Nicky’s

Read more: https://people.com/tv/this-is-us-randall-election-results-john-stamos/

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