ANIMALS: By the Lake

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If the weather this Fourth of July weekend is warm, and sunny, the U.S. people will go to their zoos by the hundreds of thousands. From New York's 251-acre Bronx Zoo to San Diego's magnificently landscaped Balboa Park, they will wander along the tree-shaded walks, peering into cages, gawking over moats, throwing peanuts to the elephants and popcorn to the bears, lolling, sweating, drinking, eating—enjoying, in sum, what is one of the most universal of summer pastimes.

One of the biggest crowds of all will go to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo,...

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