In the great Zoological Gardens
we found specimens of all the animals the world produces, I think, including a dromedary, a monkey ornamented with tufts of brilliant blue and carmine hair--a very gorgeous monkey he was-- a hippopotamus from the Nile, and a sort of tall, long-legged bird with a beak like a powder horn and close-fitting wings like the tails of a dress coat.
INTERVIEW WITH THE KEEPER IN THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Far away, through a gap in the trees, I saw a second Martian, as motionless as the first, standing in the park towards the Zoological Gardens
, and silent.
He told the boy all that he knew of his father's past life in the jungle and when he found that the boy had been kept in ignorance of all these things for so many years, and that he had been forbidden visiting the zoological gardens
; that he had had to bind and gag his tutor to find an opportunity to come to the music hall and see Ajax, he guessed immediately the nature of the great fear that lay in the hearts of the boy's parents-- that he might crave the jungle as his father had craved it.
Acclimated by years of confinement in the zoological gardens
, they were fitted to resume in England the wild existence for which nature had intended them, and once free, had evidently bred prolifically, in marked contrast to the captive exotics of twentieth century Pan-America, which had gradually become fewer until extinction occurred some time during the twenty-first century.
But I tell you what; if you want to see them, they're sure now to be at the Zoological Gardens
from four to five.
I observe in Burchell's travels in South Africa, that he remarks, "Having killed a male ostrich, and the feathers being dirty, it was said by the Hottentots to be a nest bird." I understand that the male emu in the Zoological Gardens
takes charge of the nest: this habit, therefore, is common to the family.
Some hawks and owls bolt their prey whole, and after an interval of from twelve to twenty hours, disgorge pellets, which, as I know from experiments made in the Zoological Gardens
, include seeds capable of germination.
Of course these creatures did not decline into such beasts as the reader has seen in zoological gardens
,--into ordinary bears, wolves, tigers, oxen, swine, and apes.
"I will offer my canaries and my cockatoo to this vast Metropolis--my agent shall present them in my name to the Zoological Gardens
But Cassandra rejected Hampton Court, Greenwich, Richmond, and Kew in favor of the Zoological Gardens
. She had once trifled with the psychology of animals, and still knew something about inherited characteristics.
"I SEE quite a number of rings on your tail," said an Alderman to a Raccoon that he met in a zoological garden