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Friends Forever: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness
Friends Forever: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness
by Anne Rogers Smyth
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ANNE ROGERS SMYTH is an assistant editor in the National Geographic Books Division in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the Journalism & Mass Communication program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a native of Raleigh, N.C... (read more)

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True Love: 24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection
True Love: 24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection
by Rachel Buchholz
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This perfect National Geographic Valentine's Day gift is filled with uplifting true love stories from the animal kingdom and heartwarming accounts of animal emotions, friendships, romance, sibling and parent-child love. Author Rachel Buchholz, a longtime... (read more)

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Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
by Amy Sutherland
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Amy Sutherland is the author of Cookoff and was a features reporter at the Portland Press Herald in Portland, Maine, for seven years. Her articles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and Disney... (read more)

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A Different Nature
A Different Nature
by David Hancocks
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"A well-written and provocative, opinion-rich account of zoos, their history, and their goals and purposes. Hancocks has earned the right to speak authoritatively about these subjects, thanks to his tenure as director of two leading U. S. zoos. This book... (read more)

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Appointments at the Ends of the World: Memoirs of a Wildlife Veterinarian
Appointments at the Ends of the World: Memoirs of a Wildlife Veterinarian
by William Karesh
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William B. Karesh is a globetrotting vet who makes house calls in exotic places. The founding director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Field Veterinary Program, Karesh shares some of his fascinating, and dangerous, encounters in the wild.... (read more)

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We Bought a Zoo
We Bought a Zoo
by Benjamin Mee
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When Benjamin Mee decided to uproot his family and move them to an unlikely new home—a dilapidated zoo where more than 200 exotic animals would be their new neighbors—his friends and colleagues thought he was crazy. Mees dream was to... (read more)

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Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo
Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo
by Betty White
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The story of a dog, and the extraordinary difference she made in every life she touched.and#160;After sixty years in show business, Betty White has earned her reputation as an American icon. She may be a bona fide television pioneer, but throughout... (read more)

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Zooborns Motherly Love: Celebrating the Mother-Baby Bond at the World's Zoos and Aquariums
Zooborns Motherly Love: Celebrating the Mother-Baby Bond at the World's Zoos and Aquariums
by Andrew Bleiman
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An adorable installment in the ZooBornsandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;series, andlt;iandgt;ZooBorns Motherly Love andlt;/iandgt;celebrates the special bond between exotic animal mothers and their babies from every corner of the globe: and#8220;Animal babies... (read more)

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Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
by Thomas French
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"This story, told by a master teller of such things, does more than take you inside the cages, fences, and walls of a zoo. It takes you inside the human heart, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and on. Tom French did in this book what he always... (read more)

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Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
by Amy Sutherland
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A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two... (read more)

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The Zoo on the Road to Nablus: A Story of Survival from the West Bank
The Zoo on the Road to Nablus: A Story of Survival from the West Bank
by Amelia Thomas
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In a unique zoo in one of the world's most turbulent regions, one man wages a strange and heroic battle for its animals... (read more)

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ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums
ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums
by Andrew Bleiman
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Last summer, the Sibert Honorand#8211;winning duo Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell witnessed the birthand#8212;and growthand#8212;of a baby elephant. In this intimate account for preschool through elementary readers, find answers to questions such... (read more)

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Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo
Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo
by Betty White
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America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Betty White shares intimate, funny, and enlightening stories about her very best friends in the world… All her life, Betty White has had a... (read more)

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American Zoo: A Sociological Safari
American Zoo: A Sociological Safari
by David Grazian
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"With a keen sociological eye (and, as relevant, sense of smell), David Grazian reveals the habits, aspirations, and curious social organization of the human species. In this book, Grazian closely examines what captures us as well as what we capture... (read more)

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Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques
Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques
by Devra G Kleiman
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Devra G. Kleiman (1942-2010) was principal of Zoo-Logic, LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland; senior scientist emeritus at Smithsonian National Zoological Park; and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.... (read more)

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The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients
The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients
by Lucy H Spelman
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A moray eel diagnosed with anorexia…A herd of bison whose only hope is a crusading female doctor from Paris…A vet desperately trying to save an orphaned whale by unraveling the mystery of her mothers death…This fascinating book offers... (read more)

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Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo (Animals, History, Culture)
Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo (Animals, History, Culture)
by Nigel Rothfels
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As a contribution to the growing literature on the origins and development of the trade in exotic animals and peoples, historian Rothfels tells the story of Carl Hagenbeck, who initiated the idea of modern zoos, with their naturalistic enclosures... (read more)

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Through Animals' Eyes: True Stories from a Wildlife Sanctuary
Through Animals' Eyes: True Stories from a Wildlife Sanctuary
by Lynn Cuny
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A raccoon with burned feet who refuses to give up, a self-appointed guardian hen who refuses to leave an injured fox, an abandoned emu who plays pickup sticks with an old one-winged vulture, and a traumatized mother mockingbird who adopts an orphaned... (read more)

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Life at the Zoo: Behind the Scenes with the Animal Doctors
Life at the Zoo: Behind the Scenes with the Animal Doctors
by Phillip T Robinson
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Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos
Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos
by Derrick Jensen
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