Dr Caitlin Green @caitlinrgreen History, archaeology, place-names & early lit. Main research on post-Roman Britain & Anglo-Saxon England; also long-distance trade, migration & contact. Jul. 20, 2016 1 min read

'The giraffes that sailed to medieval China'  https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/giraffes-sailed-medieval-china  (pic= https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/museum/exhibits/China_exhibit/giraffe.htm )

See further the following paper on this E15thC giraffe + painting:  http://mhj.sagepub.com/content/7/1/1.abstract 

Fwiw, a small number of giraffes were sent to southern Europe in the medieval era as well as China...:  https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-OmCfNI_SxAC&lpg=PA24&pg=PA24#v=onepage&q&f=false 


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