A beloved TV star giraffe has been killed by lightning on his South African reserve. Hamley, 7, has been a feature for the last 5 years in the popular ITV British series Young at Heart about a veterinarian and his family moving to Africa to start a game park. "We are all desperately upset," said producer Nick Goding. "It was a natural disaster, but nevertheless heartbreaking for everyone who has been involved with him. Hamley was a gentle, playful and charming animal. He will be greatly missed." A game warden driving visitors out to see Hamley found the young giraffe lying on the ground. "Nothing could be done to save him," he told the Daily Mail.
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