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Fearful Symmetry 

In a small town in Idaho, a man is killed by what seems to be an invisible elephant. Mulder's investigation into the local zoo, its owners and a local animal rights group uncovers evidence of insidious alien experiments.

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Mulder and Scully investigate strange occurrences when an invisible forces seems to wreck the downtown of Fairfield, Idaho and an elephant from the local zoo is found lying on the highway some 40 miles away. No one at the zoo can figure out how the elephant got out of its locked enclosure and animal rights activists have been active in condemning the way the zoo treats its animals. It's not the first time animals have escaped or disappeared from the Fairfield Zoo but when an animal activist is mauled by an invisible tiger, they're dealing with something no one has encountered. When Scully determines that the elephant and the tiger had been pregnant leading Mulder to believes that the animals are perhaps being abducted by aliens. Written by garykmcd

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Scully's elephant autopsy is one of Gillian Anderson's favorite scenes in the entire series. See more »

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Dr Ambrose when explaining about the difficulties to get elephants to breed in captivity says that only six such births have ever taken place. However in 1992 alone, there were 22 births to elephants held in captivity and in 1993 21 more. Records for elephant breeding go back to 1875, and shows a solid pattern of increasing successes. See more »

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Fox Mulder: [voiceover] Willa Ambrose and Ed Meecham have been charged with manslaughter for the death of Kyle Lang. And though the courts will rule on this matter, and justice will be no doubt be served, the pall of a greater tragedy remains. The motives of the silent visitors who set these events in motion remain unclear. Could this be a judgement on a global rate of extinction that has risen to 1000 times its natural rate in this century? An act of alien conservation of animals we are driving hard toward...
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Written by Mark Snow
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