FLORA & FAUNA: A Look at the Paper


If the human race would just quiet down, news from the animal world would easily fill all departments of the newspapers. Last week animal stories were pouring in.

Some of them plainly belonged on the back pages among the shipping and travel notes. At LaGuardia airport, an American Overseas Airlines transport unloaded 30 dogs from Frankfurt, Germany and 97 reptiles from London, including twelve adders, three asps, four viperine snakes, 50 slowworms and two sandboas. On another plane from the Philippines, en route to The Bronx Zoo, came eleven tree shrews, three monkey-eating eagles, 14 giant...

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