Giraffes killed by lightning strike at Lion Country Safari, park officials confirm

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Lion County Safari confirmed two giraffes were killed by a lightning strike during a storm about six weeks ago, WPTV reports.

Park officials said Tuesday tests show one-year-old Jioni and 10-year-old Lily, a male and female giraffe, were killed. The animals were not related, park officials said.

“The whole team here was devastated and we’re still in the mourning process weeks later,” said Haley Passeser, a spokesperson for Lion Country Safari. “There were...

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