Giraffes Snuggle With Dying Dutch Zoo Worker
By Brian Shields
Fri Mar 21st, 2014 7:44am America/Los_Angeles
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (KRON) — When a Dutch zoo worker found out he had terminal cancer, he wanted to say goodbye to his best friends, the giraffes.
Thanks to a local charity, an ambulance took the worker, known only as Mario, to the giraffe enclosure where some of the animals kissed him goodbye.
The 54-year old Mario also had the opportunity to exchange emotional farewells with his co-workers at the zoo where he spent 25 years working with the animals.
Scientists say there is evidence animals are able to sense illness in some humans.
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