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Location of place in 1990’s where you could feed giraffes from a round tower

Discussion in 'Zoo History' started by Imadreamer, 25 Apr 2020.

  1. Imadreamer

    Imadreamer New Member

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    I’m almost sure it was a round tower, however,
    I remember there was a spiral stairs like you would see in a round tower.
    You went up to the top and could feed the giraffes because you were at their height.
    This also featured in a magazine in the 1990’s.
    I’m not sure if the magazine was a TV guide and there was a documentary.
    The pictures were taken from outside and there was a young girl in the picture with blonde hair.
    This is not the place in Nairobi, Kenya.
     
  2. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    What country was this in? That may help people in guessing.. :)
     
  3. Imadreamer

    Imadreamer New Member

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    I don’t know that’s the main issue. I’ve spent hours googling and nothing.
    The only thing I know was it was a tower and had stone spindle stairs. And a room at the top with a window you could feed the giraffes.
     
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    Blackpool? :p
     
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    There is an article entitled 'People involvement innovations at the Honolulu Zoo' in International Zoo Yearbook 15 (1975). A photo in this edition shows a structure with two towers, each containing a spiral staircase, linked by a short elevated walkway with guardrails, beside the giraffe enclosure. This should be available on-line, but behind the Wiley-Interscience paywall.
     
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