June 30, 1827. The day the giraffe Zarafa arrives in Paris after a walk of about 880 sq km - The Point

880 kilometers on foot, it use, it use... 880 km on foot, it wears away the hooves ! Finally, here it is, the Egyptian long neck. June 30, 1827, she arrives in

June 30, 1827. The day the giraffe Zarafa arrives in Paris after a walk of about 880 sq km - The Point


880 kilometers on foot, it use, it use... 880 km on foot, it wears away the hooves ! Finally, here it is, the Egyptian long neck. June 30, 1827, she arrives in the French capital, to the great joy of Charles X, whimpering for months to take him back to Marseille, where she spent the winter. It is the arm of the famous naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire that Zarafa has crossed France on foot, for you can stay in the Garden of plants.

Before his landing, the giraffe is for all the French a mythological animal. Just know that its size may reach five metres from h...

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