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Two giraffes. One truck. A 1938 road trip. Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he recalls an unforgettable experience from 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver the first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Read West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge, an incredible novel inspired by true events.