Thursday, April 07, 1977

Jungle Habitat Buries All But Two Animals

All but two of the dead animals that have been lying above ground for weeks at Jungle Habitat here (West Milford NJ) were buried in mountaintop pits today under the supervision of local sanitary inspectors. The 28 decaying carcasses included the dismembered remains of an elephant, a camel, a bison, and a ram, were buried beneath at least four feet of dirt as required by State and Federal regulations. The only two animals left unburied were two zebras set aside for autopsies. According to one local health official who had spoken to workmen in the now-defunct drive through zoo, some of the animals had remained unburied since shortly after the preserve was closed permanently last October because of poor attendance.

Excerpt from The New York Times 4/7/77

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