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THE forty-seventh anniversary of the Zoological Society was held on Saturday last, Viscount Walden, F.R.S., the President, being in the chair. Mr. P. L. Sclater, F.R.S., the Secretary, read the report, which showed that the income (28,738l.) was greater than it had been in any previous year since the foundation of the Society. The total number of visitors in 1875 had been 699,918. The new lion house had been, as far as its main portions were concerned, completed and opened to the public. The building contains fourteen dens, the larger of which measure 20 ft. by 12 ft., the smaller being 12 ft. square. The out-door cages are to be completed by the end of July next; they will measure 44 ft. by 29 ft. Mr. Sclater desired it to be known that of the larger Felidee, the Ounce (Felis uncia) was a desideratum. The adoption of the report was moved by Prof. Huxley, seconded by Prof. Tennant, and carried unanimously.

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