Exhibit closed after giraffe injured one person at Lincoln Children’s Zoo on Saturday | Local

The giraffe exhibit at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will remain closed through Monday after a person was injured by one of the zoo’s eight giraffes on Saturday.

All giraffes will remain indoors after the incident while staff investigate the matter, a Facebook post said.

Photo time at the zoo

A giraffe stretches its neck and tongue to try to reach Salat, which is held up by Liza Young (left) and Emily Anderson while other visitors on the right use their cellphones June 18 during the Brews at the Zoo fundraiser at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo shoot photos.

The injury, which occurred on the feeding deck, is the first known incident since the giraffe exhibit opened in spring 2018 — part of a $16 million expansion that included exhibits for tigers and spider monkeys.

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