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2 ^[] Zoological Park. In the belief that in no other way could the curator render more valuable service to the public, he devoted ^[[much of his]] [[strikethrough]]all[[/strikethrough]] time [[strikethrough]]that could be spared[[/strikethrough]] during [[strikethrough]]the last[[/strikethrough]] both sessions of the fiftieth Congress, to efforts calculated to induce Congress to [[strikethrough]]m[[/strikethrough]] establish at once a national zoological garden on a liberal scale. In this, the collection of living animals played an important part. The crowds of visitors which daily thronged a small, illy ventilated and highly uncomfortable ^[[temporary]] building furnished abundant testimony to the eagerness of ^[[American]] people generally to learn more about our American fauna. The valuable gifts of living creatures which came in from all parts of the United States, even faster than accommodations could be provided for them, proved conclusively the readiness of the public to contribute liberally and generally to a national collection of living animals. The demand for ample grounds, and [[strikethrough]]good[[/strikethrough]] the best facilities for the care and display ^[[of]] the collection thus started, became very general, and in the end proved to be irresistable; and in comparison with the great result finally
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