Zarafa

In 1826, a giraffe given to the king of France by the viceroy of Egypt walked 550 miles from Marseilles to PARIS, drawing crowds wherever she went.

Andrew Sachs tells the story of the gift to a king that won the hearts of a nation.

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S0119990301

In 1826, a giraffe given to the king of France by the viceroy of Egypt walked 550 miles from Marseilles to PARIS, drawing crowds wherever she went.

Andrew Sachs tells the story of the gift to a king that won the hearts of a nation.

S0119990301

In 1826, a giraffe given to the king of France by the viceroy of Egypt walked 550 miles from Marseilles to PARIS, drawing crowds wherever she went.

Andrew Sachs tells the story of the gift to a king that won the hearts of a nation.

S0219990302

After her long sea journey, the king's giraffe arrives in France.

S0219990302

After her long sea journey, the king's giraffe arrives in France.

S0319990303
S0319990303
S0419990304

Zarafa sets out on her long march to PARIS in a specially tailored oilskin raincoat.

S0419990304

Zarafa sets out on her long march to PARIS in a specially tailored oilskin raincoat.

S05 LAST19990305

Thousands turn out to greet the giraffe on the last leg of her epic journey as Zarafa makes a triumphant entry into the City of Light.

S05 LAST19990305

Thousands turn out to greet the giraffe on the last leg of her epic journey as Zarafa makes a triumphant entry into the City of Light.