TV Star Giraffe Killed By Lightning

'Wild at Heart' animal worked on U.K. kids series for five years.

British children's television suffered a great loss Monday after a beloved giraffe featured on the hit ITV drama Wild at Heart was killed by lightning, reports the BBC

The seven-year-old giraffe named Hamley, which was part of the show's cast for the past five years and had already taped scenes for the upcoming season, suffered the tragedy at a South African reserve where the show is filmed. The cast and crew were busy filming scenes off the reserve and did not witness the incident.