18 APRIL 1931, Page 3

Sundays at the Zoo Among the bodies directly and indirectly

engaged in prescribing how the Englishman shall or shall not spend his Sunday, the Royal Zoological Society occupies an unobtrusive but seemingly impregnable position. Its Fellows have every right to exclude the public from their Gardens on any day of the week they choose. It is the Londoner's misfortune that their choice falls on that day when he would most value a privilege of which he is rarely in a position to avail himself during the rest of the week. It would surely be easy for the Society to make a generous gesture. To admit the public on Sunday afternoons, though not on Sunday mornings, would be a welcome compromise.