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In 1938, the San Diego Zoo's first two giraffes were driven from New York to San Diego in a specially fitted truck.
After crossing the Atlantic Ocean through a terrible hurricane, "Lofty" and "Patches" were driven across the United States to avoid the stress of transport by train.
This had never been attempted before, and the event made newspaper headlines across the country.
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Close-up of a giraffe's eye at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Bercovitch et al. (2003)
Lackey and LaRue (1997)