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Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

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Welcome to the savage and surprising world of Zoo Story, an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants, both animal and human. Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weakness for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession perfume, and a brilliant but tyrannical CEO known as El Diablo Blanco.

Zoo Story crackles with issues of global urgency: the shadow of extinction, humanity's role in the destruction or survival of other species. More than anything else, though, it's a dramatic and moving true story of seduction and betrayal, exile and loss, and the limits of freedom on an overcrowded planet—all framed inside one zoo reinventing itself for the twenty-first century.

Thomas French, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, chronicles the action with vivid power: Wild elephants soaring above the Atlantic on their way to captivity. Predators circling each other in a lethal mating dance. Primates plotting the overthrow of their king. The sweeping narrative takes the listener from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the inner workings of a place some describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a prison. All of it comes to life in the book's four-legged characters.

Zoo Story shows us how these remarkable individuals live, how some die, and what their experiences reveal about the human desire to both exalt and control nature.

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas French goes behind the scenes at one of the country's most popular—and most controversial—destinations: zoos.

About the Author

Thomas French was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and many other honors for his writing during three decades as a reporter at the St. Petersburg Times.John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400118830
Author:
French, Thomas
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Nelson, John Allen
Narrated by:
Nelson, John Allen
Narrated:
Nelson, John Allen
Author:
Nelson, John Allen
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Outdoors-Conservation and Animal Rights
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
540

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » World Wildlife
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Conservation and Animal Rights

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