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Two Thais Deported for Eating Children’s Zoo

April 11, 1995

JERUSALEM (AP) _ Their goose was cooked. But it was the other devoured delicacies _ four goats, 40 parrots, indeed, nearly all the inhabitants of a children’s zoo _ that got two Thais deported, officials said Tuesday.

The two men were caught, goose in hand, after they broke into the children’s zoo on Kibbutz Mishmar Hasharon last Thursday. Kibbutz members had set up an ambush after animals, including a favorite pair of lovebirds, began disappearing mysteriously.

``When we told the children ... they were heartbroken,″ said Rutli Ben-Aroeah, keeper of the communal farm’s zoo.

The duo told police they sneaked in from a nearby farm where they worked and ate the animals, Ben-Aroeah said.

On orders from a court in the central Israeli city of Netanya, the two men were deported to Thailand on Sunday, said police prosecutor Yehiel Ganon.

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