Animals: White Seals

The discovery of a white animal belong- ing to a species whose members are usually dark in color, calls forth a religious ceremony in savage countries, a news story in civilized countries. Last week, members of the San Diego Zoological Society ex- pedition to hunt the rare Townsend fur seal, told newsgatherers that they had seen white seals on Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Mexico. They had not been able to get a specimen since the animals were lying on inaccessible rocks. When he read press accounts of the white seals, John Barrymore,...

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