Science: Specimen

Far afield, natural-historical collectors last week reported captures. From East Africa, Dr. William M. Mann in command of the Smithsonian-Chrysler expedition to restock the National Zoo at Washington (TIME, Mar. 8), wrote that he had in custody a dik-dik—pigmy antelope, standing but 15 inches high. Also, a pigmy mouse—bumble-bee size. From Brazil, George K. Cherrie in command of the Field Museum's expedition (which includes Mrs. Marshall Field, Mrs. Grace Thompson Seton—TIME, July 5) announced that a wolf-spider had been taken, so enormous that it could capture and devour small birds. The hunters, of...

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