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256Rare goat hangs itself in Ottawa zoo

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    Jan 24, 2009
      Rare goat hangs itself in zoo

      From correspondents in Ottawa | January 19, 2009
      Article from: Agence France-Presse

      AN exotic goat in Canada's Calgary Zoo accidentally hanged itself
      after it became entangled in a rope and then fell off a log.

      Home video of the accident on Saturday showed the Turkmenian markhor
      hanging lifeless from the rope in its enclosure, CTV television
      reported today.

      Later, keepers could be seen trying to resuscitate the animal.

      The zoo said that the goat had been playing with a ball on the end of
      a rope - a toy designed to stimulate the animal.

      The accident was the latest in a series of deaths at the zoo in the
      western province of Alberta.

      Last November an elephant calf died of a virus and in May 2008, 41
      stingrays died for unknown reasons.