I'm still wading through various backlogs, demanding inboxes ("empty me! empty me now!"), piles of received snail mail and other stuff accumulated during the time I was briefly away at Tauranga last weekend. So, that's my excuse for not linking before now to my friend Liz's new venture, the Australasian Zoo & Circus Animals Historical Journal, number 1, a topic that now and then comes inrto my sphere of interest (but Liz ardently researches the fate of the animals in finer detail).
Featured are stories of the escaped cleopards from Auckland Zoo, one in September 1925 and another in 1950; and the life and death of Dumbo, Australia's first bush elephant. Worth a read.