Science: Zoo Vandals

At the Bronx Zoo, New York, vandals last week committed wanton depredations upon the caged beasts there. They shot the only Arabian Dorcas gazelle in captivity, a frail and beautiful animal. They threw stones at the only shoebill heron in the U. S. until they smashed its bill so badly that it could not eat and could scarcely breathe. They threw more stones at the sea lion until they blinded one of its eyes. Weirdest of the crimes was the dark attempt of a man to pull a cobra from its glass case by...

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