OKC’s baby giraffe diagnosed with rare condition will undergo life altering surgery

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KFOR.com

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Six-month old Kyah the giraffe will undergo a life altering procedure. A vessel from the the calf’s heart has wrapped around her esophagus, making it difficult for her her to swallow food. As she grows, her esophagus is getting smaller which can be potentially deadly.

There has not been another recorded diagnosis like this in a giraffe according to Doctor Jennifer D’Agostino with the Oklahoma City Zoo.

The surgery will take place at Oklahoma State University by a surgeon who has performed a similar procedure on dogs.

You can follow the progress of Kyah, a baby giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo, by visiting the zoo’s Facebook page or Twitter.

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