Giraffe (Britains Zoo 912)

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Giraffe (Britains Zoo 912)

Giraffe, Britains Zoo No912 (BritCat 1940).jpg Giraffe, Giraffa Camelopardalis (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead adult Giraffe, from the Britains Zoo range, catalogue number 912.

Giulia ...
" This model is like the palette of a painter, colours are arranged nicely and there are four strips on his legs. Its neck is leaning forward in a curious way. "

1940 catalogue description

" These strange animals are the tallest of all the creatures on the earth and inhabit Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. They feed exclusively on vegetable matter. Although they have such long necks, they find it necessary, in order to pick up anything from the ground, to spread-eagle their front legs. "
Britains Zoo 912, Giraffe