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The Abilene Zoo in Abilene, Texas, is mourning the unexpected loss of one of its beloved giraffes, Makena. With heavy hearts, the zoo announced that Makena passed away from natural causes in the early hours of Monday, April 8th. Despite the sadness that now permeates the zoo grounds, the community is grateful for the joy and wonder that Makena brought to so many during her life. From her graceful presence to her gentle demeanor, Makena captured the hearts of visitors and staff alike, leaving behind cherished memories that will endure for years to come.