Zoo visit is dying man's last request

This photo released Saturday by the Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday. The foundation offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish. In Eijs' case, his wish was to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo, where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty walking or speaking.
This photo released Saturday by the Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday. The foundation offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish. In Eijs' case, his wish was to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo, where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty walking or speaking. Ambulance Wish Foundation/AP Photo

This photo released Saturday by the Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday. The foundation offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish. In Eijs' case, his wish was to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo, where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty walking or speaking.

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