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There Is An Iron Zoo In The Oil Fields Of a Small Town In California

Situated 190 miles south of San Jose, California, the small town of Coalinga is mainly an agricultural community with Chevron and Aera Energy operating the town's only oil field. As you drive north towards the town, Coalinga's oil field will come into view. You will see several oil pump jacks busy bobbing up and down doing their job. Now if you look closely, you will see animals — zebras, giraffes, and horses— not the usual kind, but pump jacks painted like animals. Each rooted to its own spot, these iron animals merrily raise and lower their heads as if grazing in the field. Here is the unique story behind it. 

Iron zoo in California
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