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Dixon's Blind & Awning Service [gone]
Rocky Mount, NC
Andy's Building Supply [gone]
West Point, MS
Bel Air Real Estate [gone]
Edmonds, WA
Dixon's Blind & Awning Service had been around since 1953. I don't know how long this giraffe had been on the roof. These photos are from 2009. The statue was removed sometime between 2012 and 2015.

The West Point giraffe stood next to Andy's Building Supply which was closed when these photos were taken in 2010. This statue was made of cement. By 2012, the statue was gone.

The giraffe and elephant at Bel Air Real Estate were produced by TJ's Animal House Art. These photos were taken in 2008. By 2015, these statues and the real estate business were gone.

Giraffe & Elephant [gone]
East Palatka, FL
Giraffe & Elephant
Greensboro, NC
Giraffe & Gorilla [gone]
Austin, TX
Giraffe [gone]
Paducah, KY
The giraffe and elephant in East Palatka were located on private property which was used for kids' parties. By 2021, the property was for sale and the statues were gone. These statues were produced by Ben Robinson of the Plycrete Mold Co. of Elk Rapids, MI. The company produced lots of other statues, most of which were marketed to mini golf courses.

The giraffe and elephant in Greensboro are installed in front of the American Furniture Warehouse. There was previously a Putt-Putt miniature golf course here. [map]

The giraffe and gorilla in Austin were located at the Fortney Home, home furnishings store. The gorilla has been there since around 2015. The giraffe joined him in 2017. By 2019, the store had closed and the statues were gone.

This giraffe in Paducah was 18 feet tall and installed at the Mentor House Gallery. There was also a drinking baby giraffe nearby. The large giraffe was known as Jonny Giraffe while the baby was named Gigi Giraffe. The metal sculptures were created by George Bandarra. This photo is from 2010. By 2012, the statues were gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Giraffe [gone]
Tucson, AZ
Vacaville, CA
Lansing, MI
This Giraffe in Tucson was located at Copper Country Antiques. The store closed in 2015 and by 2016 all of the store's statues were gone.

This Giraffe in Vacaville is located at the Nut Tree Plaza shopping center. This was the former site of the Nut Tree Restaurant which evolved from a roadside fruit stand which was built in 1921. Over the years, a bakery, toy store, gift shop and train ride were added to the property. The complex closed in 1996. The Nut Tree Plaza opened in 2006. While the old Nut Tree had rocking horses and a rocking giraffe, I believe this giraffe statue was installed here in 2009. [map]

This Giraffe in Lansing is installed on top of a Meijer gas station canopy. The statue has been here since the late 1970s. The Meijer store originally used animal statues to mark parking lot sections in order to help customers remember where they parked. When the store switched to letter signs instead, the giraffe was saved and moved to where it is now. The other animal statues were either sold or donated to individuals. These statues may have come from a carnival that was located nearby. This statue was restored in 2021. [map]

Birch Run, MI
Bridgeport, WV
Picayune, MS
Dunnellon, FL
This Giraffe in Birch Run is located in front of the Wilderness Trails Zoo. [map]

This Giraffe in Bridgeport stands in front of Alfred Construction. Does anyone know the history of this statue? [map]

The Giraffe in Picayune is installed in front of Picayune Urgent Care. It has been there since at least 2015. [map]

The Giraffe in Dunnellon stands in front of Premier Pediatrics. It has been there since at least 2018. [map]

Traders World
Monroe, OH
Traxx at Jungle Village [gone]
Cape Canaveral, FL
There are about 30 or 40 of these giraffes installed at Traders World, a giant indoor flea market. They were produced by Mark Cline, a sculptor from Natural Bridge, VA. There are other animal statues on display including elephants, horses, zebras, a buffalo, and a gorilla. There is also a Giant Man which was modified by Mark Cline. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Traxx at Jungle Village featured a go-kart track, arcade, maze, and a mini golf course. I assume this place started out as Jungle Village. Maybe the mini golf was first. Maybe there were live animals? Does anyone know the history of this place? This concrete giraffe and cheetah were probably from the 1960s or so. They were installed next to the road. There were some other animal figures, including a gorilla and elephant, on the mini golf course as well. These photos are from 2009. The Giraffe and Cheetah went missing sometime between 2011 and 2015. The mini golf on the corner was still there in 2018 but gone by 2020.

Davis, CA
Giraffe [gone]
Redlands, CA
Giraffe [gone]
Culver City, CA
Fort Smith, AR
Colorado Springs, CO
The Giraffe in Davis stands in front of the Hallmark Inn. "Sophie" stands about 16 feet tall and was created by Jean Van Keuren in 2013. The cement statue is built around a rebar steel frame. The statue was named after the baby's teething toy. [map]

This Giraffe in Redlands was installed when the place operated as Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom from 1996-2006. I believe it was removed when the place opened as Splash Kingdom Waterpark.

The metal Giraffe in Culver City was located in front of the Shine & Brite Hand Car Wash when this photo was taken in 2014. By 2015, the statue was gone.

These Giraffes in Fort Smith are installed at the Park at West End. [map]

These Giraffes in Colorado Springs are located at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. They have been here since at least 2007.

Giraffe & Elephant
Delavan, WI
The Elephant and Giraffe are a tribute to the 26 circuses that made Delavan their winter home in the late 1800s. The Giraffe is 14 feet tall. The 11-foot-tall Elephant is a memorial to Romeo who killed 25 horses and five of his trainers over the years. The statues were created by FAST and erected in 1986. Delavan is also home to the International Clown Hall of Fame. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giraffes:
Villa Park, IL
Giraffes (Haughton, LA)
Giraffe, Elephant, Zebra, Turtle (Holt, MI) [map]
Giraffe, Elephant, Rooster, & Horses (St. Louis, MO)
Waterloo, NY
Annapolis, OH
Austin, TX
South Boston, VA [gone]
Huntington, WV [gone]

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