Death at the Bronx Zoo

She never played with dolls, preferring stuffed animals instead. Her family nicknamed her Mrs. Dolittle because of her love for creatures of all kinds. She trained as a zookeeper in California, and after earning a degree in animal behavior from Fordham University, Robin Silverman, 24, fulfilled her life's dream in February by becoming an animal keeper at the Bronx Zoo. She was known for her enthusiasm and expertise, which made what happened last week all the more inexplicable. At about 10 a.m., shortly before the zoo's Wild Asia exhibit was due to open, Silverman unlocked two doors and, along with Barbara...

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