Vienna in the Grip of ‘Giraffe Fever’

1828. The summer of giraffe cake, giraffe hair, and the giraffe dancing craze that swept the nation.

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Among its many attractions, Vienna is home to the oldest zoo in the world. When it was built in 1752, the zoo was a menagerie for the emperor’s private collection of animals in the grounds of his Schönbrunn summer palace. A little over 25 years later, it opened to the public on Sunday afternoons and…