RIP Makonnen

Now this is an RIP we’re real sad to be writing. 2-year old Makonnen, a giraffe at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo died early this morning in a barn fire. Thank goodness two other giraffes were able to escape the blaze that was set off by an electrical short.

Fire crews arrived at the park at 2:15 a.m. and were able to extinguish the fire by 2:35 a.m. But poor Makonnen never made it out of his stall.

Since we can’t bear to write anymore about this awful tragedy (we heart animals so so much), you can read more about how it all went down here or here.

1-5-3 Makonnen. 1-5-3.