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The Giraffe House at the Detroit Zoo, partly visible here, was designed by Joseph Pallenberg of Germany. He used an Egyptian Temple motif as a nod to the first zoo keepers, the ancient Egyptians. It was built in 1931 and closed 31 years later. In 1994 it was renovated and reopened for public entrance so the giraffes can be seen both outside and inside.

These three giraffes were just sort of standing around on the hot day we were there. The closest one was being fed by people and he seemed to be enjoying his meal. The farthest one was mostly staring at this one eating as if to say "What are you doing over there?" Every shot of these three except this one has that farthest giraffe staring over this way. I will show this one eating and that curious one in the back in the future.

I cropped this image to remove the body of the near giraffe. And then I blurred the background.

A few Giraffe facts
They are the largest mammal that can travel up to 30 miles per hour
They are the tallest mammals, standing around 18 feet in height
Giraffes markings are like human fingerprints each one with a unique pattern

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Additional Photos by Paul Mastrogiacomo (pamastro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2684 W: 166 N: 2676] (7218)
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