Marius the giraffe
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Battle to save giraffe in Denmark

8 February 2014 Last updated at 21:47 GMT

Animal rights campaigners in Denmark have spoken out against plans to destroy a healthy young giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo.

The zoo said it could not keep the animal, named Marius, because of European rules to avoid in-breeding, and that attempts to find him a new home had failed.

Malcolm Brabant reports.