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Burreaux, a giraffe at the Baton Rouge Zoo named for former LSU Tigers star and current quarterback , died Wednesday, a day after a sudden illne s. He was 20 months old., Burreaux experienced a sudden onset of acute symptoms that included a severe cough and overall agitation, and the zoo's veterinary staff took immediate measures to help that included the Rodney McLeod Jersey administering of medication. The zoo planned to observe Burreaux overnight and schedule an immobilization a sisted by LSU's Will Fries Jersey School of Veterinary Medicine to explore the i sue further on Wednesday morning if there was no improvement.Burreaux's condition changed little until 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when his condition quickly deteriorated. Burreaux died shortly afterward. Official results of a necropsy performed Thursday will be available in approximately 30 days. It is with the heaviest hearts that we let our Zoo family know that our beloved Burreaux, 20-month old male reticulated giraffe, has pa sed away. We are beyond saddened by this sudden lo s and are grieving immensely. Michael Badgley Jersey Rest in peace big guy. More info: . Baton Rouge Zoo (@BatonRougeZoo) "The zoo's entire team adored Burreaux and is undergoing their own level of sadne s over this sudden and unexpected lo s," the zoo said. Contributing to the sadne s around Burreaux's death at a young age -- a giraffe and can live longer in captivity -- is the mystery surrounding it. The zoo stated that it had reached out to numerous zoological veterinarians throughout the nation in regards to Burreaux, Art Donovan Jersey but none had seen a giraffe with symptoms comparable to those he experienced.Burreaux was born on Dec. 26, 2019, just days before LSU played in the College Football Playoff on their way to a national championship triumph. , he was named as the result of a fundraiser run, with his namesake being Andrew Sendejo Jersey Tigers quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. Burrow had spelled his last name "Burreaux" -- a combination of his surname and the cajun "Geaux" -- on the back of his jersey on senior night that season.