Thanks to the ancient art of taxidermy, Zarafa now stands in a museum, a former cabinet des curiosites, in La Rochelle, France. But she never had a name before. Now, as you can see on the museum's official website, she does.
"Zarafa" is not a novel, it is a very carefully researched work of non-fiction. But it's such a compelling story that the Handspring Puppet Company conceives it as a work of the imagination -- and re-imagines it for the stage.