(RTTNews) - Bizarre events surrounding the late Michael Jackson's continue to unfold, this time with the death of two giraffes that once lived at the King of Pop's Neverland Ranch.
The animals were moved to the Banjoko Wildlife Preserve in Page, Arizona, in 2007, where they lived until their recent death. Though Banjoko personnel demand that their animals are properly handled, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has requested further investigation into the matter.
"We suspect foul play with the giraffes," Banjoko Preserve Chairman Freddie Hancock told TMZ. "There is no other explanation for their deaths. There is currently a police investigation going on. Someone has hurt these giraffes, they were healthy."
Though Page City Police have not yet confirmed any wrong doing, they have acknowledged pressure from PETA to continue the investigation.
"We're still investigating to see if there is a crime or that the giraffes are in danger," Police Chief Charlie Dennis told Fox News' Pop Tarts blog. "Right now we're still working on getting in touch with the state vet of Arizona and discussing with them the situation."
"We're gathering our evidence as of right now," he added. "There is no action that has been taken to remove the giraffes but we are looking and talking to the resources that we have to make sure we can make the right decision on that."
by RTT Staff WriterALLIKAS