(“Victor Borge in Concert” by Bob McIntyre, ca. 1973. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 045-7692.)

Victor Borge in concert at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Giraffe is watching intently.

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 1/13/11: "Victor Borge in Concert"

  1. Mary Beth Atkinson says:

    How wonderful! I love Victor Borge and it would have been great to see him at the zoo of all places!

  2. Mary Heimerman says:

    So, you think the giraffe was expressing an opionion?

    Actually, I wonder if the giraffes like music. They are very curious about people. I wonder if it was disturbing to them or if they liked the “entertainment”.

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