Science: Bottleneck in Giraffes

Because the U.S. is no more self-sufficient in giraffes, kangaroos and tapirs than it is in silk and tin, U.S. zoomen were greatly worried last week. Animal importations from Africa and Asia have dwindled with war's spread, now threaten to stop completely. Even South American animals are held up by lack of cargo space.

From Europe now come no animals at all. Yet Europe was once the foremost animal market. Collectors all over the world sent their catch to German and English firms, and zoos all over the world bought them from there. The...

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