Offbeat Pictures of The Week - February 12

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In full view of the general public a zoo vet carries out an autopsy... News PhotoAbundance,Animal,Autopsy,Bestpix,Carrying,Copenhagen,Copenhagen Zoo,Denmark,Giraffe,Healthcare And Medicine,Healthy Lifestyle,Horizontal,Human Interest,Internet,Marius - Giraffe,Offbeat,Oresund Region,Petition,Signing,Vet,ZooPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPIn full view of the general public a zoo vet carries out an autopsy on a perfectly healthy young giraffe named Marius who was shot dead and at Copenhagen zoo on Febuary 9, 2014 despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers. Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, was put down with a bolt gun early on Sunday, zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro confirmed. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / KASPER PALSNOV +++ DENMARK OUT +++ (Photo credit should read KASPER PALSNOV/AFP/Getty Images)