The tiger mauling at the San Francisco zoo was one of those odd stories that had us inexplicably glued to the TV whenever it came up. It also had us oddly sympathizing with both mauler and maul-ee (I sometimes find the relentless pacing of the lions, tigers, and bears at the (albeit amazing) Washington Zoo sort of sad). So when we found this series of articles in the St. Petersburg Times — a four year investigative look inside the Tampa zoo — of course, we pounced. You must read the series — it's a fascinating, and revealing look at human nature, by way of the animals. Take a break from elephants and donkeys, and tell us how you feel about our nation's zoos.