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Accusations Fly in Sudden Deaths of MJ Giraffes

1/13/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The owners of two celebrity giraffes -- which once belonged to Michael Jackson and roamed freely in Neverland -- are crying "foul play" after the animals mysteriously died.

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PETA sounded alarms this morning when news broke of the giraffes deaths, pointing fingers at the Banjoko Wildlife Preserve in Page, Arizona -- where the giraffes had been living since 2006 -- claiming the preserve was responsible for the deaths due to "improper feeding and/or exposure to cold temperatures."

TMZ spoke with the Banjoko Preserve founder, Freddie Hancock, and she tells us -- "We suspect foul play with the giraffes. There is no other explanation for their deaths. There is currently a police investigation going on. Someone has hurt these giraffes, they were healthy."

A necropsy is currently underway to establish an official cause of death -- but Hancock insists the animals were well taken care of: "There is no sign of infection, abuse, or neglect."

The giraffes -- named JJ and Rambo -- had been at the center of a vicious legal battle between Banjoko and the local city council over a $100,000 bond to cover the animals in case of emergency.

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46.

Random Angel    

Going with the whole Death Hoax theme....if MJ isnt really dead, maybe they faked the giraffes deaths too, brought them to where ever MJ is, and maybe he's starting a NEW Neverland and zoo!

LOL

Seriously. This is sad. I really hope no one killed these giraffes just to settle the arguement over them...that is just sensless....

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47.

sue    

sunnymaxx- well he is free to walk around and go anywhere he chooses!!!! has he ordered propofol lately? sue from tampa

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48.

Barb    

I just replied to a poster and my message didn't go thru. What the he** is wrong this site, this is the 6th time this has happened to me. I didn't cuss or start anything with no one.

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49.

sue    

something has to be foul play in this story what are the chances that both of them would die at the same time?? very suspicious, if you ask me!!! sue from tampa

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50.

ric    

I hope Bubbles is well protected! He might be next!

Posted at 9:34AM on Jan 13th 2010 by Cathy





Santa Barbara Police say that Bubbles is a "simian of interest" in the case.

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51.

Debbie    

This is just so sad I hope they find whoever harmed these animals.

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52.

Truth Unblinded    

I suspect the killer is a light skinned colored with a Negro dialect.

Posted at 9:55AM on Jan 13th 2010 by Harry Reid



I'm innocent!

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53.

whatdidisay    

Good, there are people cared about MJ's Giraffes; the police will investigate. But, do not they believe it is more important that MJ dead upon "no other explaination" too????? Where is the arrest for Conrad Murder?

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54.

keishalee98    

IF SOMEBODY HURT THESE TWO GORGEOUS ANIMALS MAY GOD MAKE SURE THEY PAY FOR WHAT THEY DONE. HOPE THEY WILL BE PUT IN PRISON AND THEIR IDENTITY REVEALED NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE. ANYONE WHO HURTS AN ANIMAL OR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING ARE SICK EVIL A--HOLES. IF THE ONES WHO HAD THE ANIMALS NEGLECTED THE ANIMALS MAY THEY BE CHARGED AS WELL. NO ANIMAL DESERVES TO BE KILLED OR ABUSED IN ANY WAY. THERE ARE A LOT OF SICK INDIVIDUALS IN THIS WORLD, AND GOD IS GOING TO GET EVERYONE OF THEM. THIS WORLD IS NOT GOING TO BE HERE MUCH LONGER, JUST LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT SO BE IT BUT IT IS COMING TO AN END.

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Barb    

Tegan Ellis, I'll reply to you later. This stupid site won't put my post thru at this time.

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56.

Della    

Tell, What's happening in your world?

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57.

Lilarose    

Sounds like the "vicious legal battle" is now over.

Someone made sure of that.

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58.

MiMi    

Michael Jackson’s Kids Spent Christmas With Surrogate Family

"I can tell you something now that I knew a couple of weeks ago: Michael Jackson’s three kids didn’t spend the holidays with the Jackson family at their Hayvenhurst Rd home in Encino, California.

Even though Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, has custody of Prince, Paris and “Blanket,” the three kids weren’t with her on Christmas or New Year’s.

Instead, nanny Grace Rwaramba arranged to take the kids for an extended visit with family friends. This is contrary to reported stories that the three were with their aunt, Janet Jackson, in New York. That was a decoy story. It’s amazing how every blog from Perez Hilton to the most insignificant picked up that story on Christmas Eve and ran it without checking a single fact. Imagine what that means for other celeb blog “exclusives.”

“They were extremely happy and they had a great time,” says a source of the no-Jackson holiday. “It wasn’t a big deal Christmas with elaborate gifts. It was very humble.”

The reason? Katherine Jackson, a Jehovah’s Witness, doesn’t celebrate holidays. If the kids had remained with her in Encino, they would have been deprived, a source says, of their annual Christmas celebration. Katherine, they say, was wise enough to sign off on the visit, and allowed Rwaramba to make the arrangements.

And the word on the kids? “They seemed fine, well adjusted, they’re doing their school work. They don’t talk about Michael’s death but they do mention him.”

http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/michael-jacksons-kids-spent-christmas-with-surrogate-family/

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59.

Inma    


Many people say that Bubbles is at home of Mr. Tucker :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDV0U8qQeo&feature=player_embedded#


THANK YOU MICHAEL!
ILYM :`(

1711 days ago
60.

MiMi    

Michael Jackson’s Kids Spent Christmas With Surrogate Family


'I can tell you something now that I knew a couple of weeks ago: Michael Jackson’s three kids didn’t spend the holidays with the Jackson family at their Hayvenhurst Rd home in Encino, California.

Even though Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, has custody of Prince, Paris and “Blanket,” the three kids weren’t with her on Christmas or New Year’s.

Instead, nanny Grace Rwaramba arranged to take the kids for an extended visit with family friends. This is contrary to reported stories that the three were with their aunt, Janet Jackson, in New York. That was a decoy story. It’s amazing how every blog from Perez Hilton to the most insignificant picked up that story on Christmas Eve and ran it without checking a single fact. Imagine what that means for other celeb blog “exclusives.”

“They were extremely happy and they had a great time,” says a source of the no-Jackson holiday. “It wasn’t a big deal Christmas with elaborate gifts. It was very humble.”

The reason? Katherine Jackson, a Jehovah’s Witness, doesn’t celebrate holidays. If the kids had remained with her in Encino, they would have been deprived, a source says, of their annual Christmas celebration. Katherine, they say, was wise enough to sign off on the visit, and allowed Rwaramba to make the arrangements.

And the word on the kids? “They seemed fine, well adjusted, they’re doing their school work. They don’t talk about Michael’s death but they do mention him.”

http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/michael-jacksons-kids-spent-christmas-with-surrogate-family/

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