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Great Escape

The Problem with Better Zoos

More humane zoos made for smarter, healthier animals — which have gotten really good at escaping from zoos.

OOne day in 1979, Jon Coe was perched at his drawing board inside the Seattle offices of Jones and Jones Architecture when the phone rang. Coe answered and was greeted by a reporter from the…



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chris sweeney

Chris Sweeney is a magazine writer living near Boston. His work has appeared in Audubon, Men's Journal, Popular Science, and Boston Magazine, among others.