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WATCH LIVE: Cleveland Zoo's corpse flower getting ready to bloom

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 12:59:22-04

CLEVELAND — An aptly-named plant at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is getting ready to bloom and flood the area with a foul-smelling stench reminiscent of death.

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Corpse flower at the Cleveland Zoo is about to bloom

Titan Arum, known as the corpse flower, is native to the island of Sumatra. The plant spends years gathering energy before it blooms and releases a smell like death, literally.

You can watch a live-stream of the flower in the player below.

Zoo officials are anxiously waiting for it to bloom, because when it finally does, it stinks for about 24 hours and can grow up to 10 feet.

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