200 years ago, Zarafa the giraffe traveled more than 6000

kilometers on land and then by boat, to go to Paris

where it was to be offered to King Charles X.

At that time, a giraffe is a present Extraordinary,

so much the animal coming from Egypt is misunderstood

in Europe.

So the Parisian scientists flock to the Jardin des Plantes,

where they find their home, to admire the beauty, elegance and also the docility of Zarafa.

But Zarafa did not say his last word.

She appears here as the queen of the carnival on her pedestal

to look at us with a mocking and revengeful eye.