LLAMAS AND CRANES AT ZOO.
Fine Day Takes Crowds to Swope Park to See New Arrivals.
Good Walking weather took a large crowd to Swope park yesterday afternoon. There were few picnic parties on account of the dampness of the ground, but fishing, golfing and boating were favorite sports.
A great deal of interest was aroused by the appearance of the two llamas -- shaggy, brown haired beasts of burden from Peru -- in a pen near the buffalo inclosure. The animals are not of a friendly disposition, although perfectly harmless, and they stay well away from the fence. No amount of coaxing can induce one of them to touch confectionery or wisps of grass held between the meshes.
A pair of Demoiselle cranes were received at the zoo yesterday. They were the gift of Howard J. Vrooman, who has made several valuable contributions to the Swope park collection.
On the lagoon two patrol motor boats went on duty for the first time yesterday to prevent carelessness on the part of canoeing parties.