Animals: Not Big Enough

Officials of The Bronx Zoo, New York City, last week made their annual measurement of Khartoum, world's biggest captive elephant. They used a special elephant-gauge designed for surveying fractious elephants at a distance. Khartoum, although he ate 91,250 lb. of hay last year, had gained only one quarter-inch. This brings him to 10 ft. 84 in., one half-inch short of the world's elephant record for all time held by the late Jumbo, famed Victorian elephant.


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