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Wednesday, October 08, 2003

It's a Jungle Out There
The city bans sale and possession of almost 200 animals, such as:

Aardvarks, dingos, zebras, bears, weasels, minks, skunks, ferrets, mountain lions, pumas, bobcats, wolverines, nonhuman primates, anacondas, pythons, Komodo dragons, snapping turtles, alligators, iguanas, eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, roosters, ducks, turkeys, venomous insects and spiders, large rodents, deer, antelopes, sheep, giraffe, hippopotamuses, elephants, whales, walruses and marsupials.

"Even though Ming mauled him, Yates told reporters, 'It's the pain in my heart that's really bothering me. It's like a part of me just left. I really do miss him.' Which leads many to think Ming's new residence in Ohio is unfair to Yates. His sister-in-law says, 'I don't think he did anything wrong, besides keeping it in a project. It needed its own plot of land, like 110th Street, Central Park.'"

via Gothamist and Newsday