Lisa discusses West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge, who wrote a historical fiction book based on the true story of two giraffes being transported from New Jersey to San Diego in 1938 after a horrible hurricane hit their boat.
On Rutledge’s website, she explains how she researched this story and how she learned about this event.
If you scroll through the San Diego Zoo timeline, in the section on 1938, you’ll see pictures of the giraffes being transported.
Other books discussed:
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony
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