Anne Innis Dagg devoted her life to the world’s tallest creature

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When the weird creature first appeared in Florence, in 1487 on the court docket of the Medici, it brought on a sensation. Bending down its lengthy, lengthy neck, it took meals from kids, and was fed with fruit by noblewomen from second-storey home windows. In 1827, in Paris, a feminine giraffe introduced to Charles X stirred an outbreak of giraffe-mania, with high-piled hairstyles, giraffe-spotted wallpaper and years on, some say, the design of the Eiffel Tower.

What occurred to Anne Innis Dagg, when she was two and visiting the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, was simply as momentous in its method. Being very small, and the giraffes very tall, she was naturally amazed. However when one thing all of a sudden frightened them, and so they galloped with a flurry of necks and legs throughout their enclosure, that was lovely.

This text appeared within the Obituary part of the print version underneath the headline “Anne Innis Dagg”

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