It's the 1930's and a member of the New York explorers club is hunting for rare animals in darkest Africa.
He comes across the strangest looking beast he has ever seen.
It's a quarter part elephant, a quarter monkey, a quarter hippo and a
quarter tiger and with a very sweet disposition.
They cage it and ship it to New York to the explorers club where
he exhibits the creature that he calls a "Rarey" and gives a talk on it
before the members.
Over a short period of time he notices that the Rarey is growing
extremely fast and is soon too large to keep in a cage. He decides to
return it to its home in Africa even though there is not enough food
around to keep it alive. They reach the edge of a tall cliff and they
both look over knowing that the Rarey, unable to survive, must go over
the edge to his death.
The explorer says "Good bye old friend I will miss you". To his
surprise the Rarey speaks for the first time. It looks down over the
steep cliff and sings, "It's a long way to Tipperary".