Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris by Michael Allin
In October 1826 a ship arrived at Marseille carrying the first giraffe ever seen in France. A royal offering from Muhammad Ali, Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, to King Charles X, she had already traveled 2,000 miles down the Nile to Alexandria, from where she had sailed across the Mediterranean standing in the hold, her long neck and head protruding through a hole cut in the deck.
Walker & Company: 1998.
ISBN: 9780802713391. 224 pp.
Hardcover. Very good.