Sad news to pass along from Zoo Boise. The word is that one of its male giraffes has just passed away.

Here's the share from the Zoo Boise Facebook page yesterday.

Let me just say that's a great name for a giraffe. When my family visited Zoo Boise last spring, the giraffe area was one of the first parts of the zoo we visited. When you see how tall the giraffes actually are in real life, "Longfellow" definitely fits.

You can always check up on how the animals are doing in between your visits by checking out the Zoo Boise Facebook page.