If reincarnation is true, something you don't want to come back as is a giraffe in Denmark. The last one is still being digested in the stomach of a lion and another Danish zoo is already plotting the demise of the next one.
The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo has said it may have to put down one of its giraffes, Marius, to comply with breeding programme rules.
The Zoo said its unlucky giraffe is a seven-year-old hybrid, also called Marius, which means he is a mix of different sub-species and he is housed with a younger, pure-bred giraffe called Elmer and is expecting to receive a female giraffe to mate with Elmer at some point.
'At the moment, there is no problem' said zoologist Jasper Moehring,' they are good company for each other but the problem will be when we get a female'.
'The genes of the hybrid are too similar to those of other animals in the European breeding programme and risk introducing rare and harmful genes to the giraffe population if he is allowed to breed' explained Copenhagen's scientific director, Bengt Holst, 'The zookeepers at Copenhagen knew it was the best solution for the giraffes there'.
The two Marius's may not agree.