In Memory of Kipenzi
Recently my wife and I visited the Dallas Zoo and while there the opportunity presented itself to photograph two of the zoo’s newest additions, Kipenzi and Mshindi.
Kipenzi, a female giraffe, was born April 10, 2015 and Mshindi, a male chimpanzee, on January 26, 2015. Both names are Swahili. Kipenzi means Loved One, Precious One, or Beloved One. Mshindi is a name for boys meaning Champion or Winner.
Since our zoo visit on July 10, 2015, Kipenzi was tragically killed while frolicking with another giraffe. Kipenzi accidently ran into a section of the habitat breaking three neck vertebrae. Kipenzi died immediately after the accident at 5:30 p.m. on July 28, 2015.
THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO KIPENZI