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This postcard (NL-5000895) I sent to Nayoe in Japan (Kawasaki - Kanagawa Prefecture).
Postcard details: Reticulated Giraffe (Artis Shop), travelled about 9302 km (5780 mi) in 10 days

Netgiraffe - Reticulated Giraffe - Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, Artis, illustration by Annemieke Bunjes
The Reticulated Giraffe (also known as the Somali Giraffe) is a subspecies of giraffe native to Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya. Reticulated giraffes can interbreed with other giraffe subspecies in captivity or if they come into contact with populations of other subspecies in the wild. The Reticulated Giraffe is among the most well-known of the nine giraffe subspecies. Together with the Rothschild Giraffe, it is by far the giraffe most commonly seen in Zoos. Its coat consists of large, polygonal, liver-coloured spots outlined by a network of bright-white lines. The blocks may sometimes appear deep red and may also cover the legs. The extraordinary height of giraffes is attributed to a ritual known as "necking", where two males fight for reproduction rights by slamming their necks into one another. The giraffes with the tallest and strongest necks are victorious and allowed to reproduce, thus passing these genes on to future generations.

Artis, short for Natura Artis Magistra (Latin for "Nature is the Teacher of the Arts"), is a Zoo in the centre of Amsterdam.
It's the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest Zoos of mainland Europe.

Same card I also sent to Miho in Japan (Niisatocho Nikkawa - Gunma Prefecture) and travelled about 9198 km (5715 mi) in 11 days
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