Malled animals

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Having recently watched the undead classic Dawn of the Dead, wherein cannibalistic zombies "instinctively" return to the mall to find solace, these vintage mall photos are particularly resonant. "Remember these?" writes Keith Milford. "Many shopping malls in the '60s and '70s had a really fun tradition of housing indoor Aviaries (as well as monkey cages, fish tanks, and the like), so busy shoppers and rambunctious kids, could take a break and watch the cute little animals do their things--which was generally to sit really still and stare back in total boredom." (Malls of America)

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