Animals: Don't Feed the Animals

Last week some 250,000 Manhattanites visited their newly renovated Central Park Zoo, purchased more than 10,000 bags of colored popcorn. Aware of the popcorn's destination, alarmed zoo officials posted bright new signs which read: DO NOT FEED OR ANNOY THE ANIMALS. $25 FINE. The "$25" was a bluff, since New York magistrates fix their own fines, usually assess persistent animal-feeders only $3. But zoomen felt their lie was white in view of such zoological mishaps as the following, all caused in recent years by visitors catering to bestial appetites:

¶ In Washington Zoo,...

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