Last week the officers and friends of the largest zoo in the world met for their annual garden party, in Bronx Zoological Park, New York City. There were tea for the grownups, amiable camels and ponies for the children to ride, and movies of the animals for everyone to see. But also there was sad news. Dr. William Temple Hornaday, for 30 years presiding genius and animal-man of the Bronx, announced his resignation as Director. He was 72 years old and wanted peace and quiet.

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