Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

Thomas French

"This tale, advised via a grasp teller of such issues, does greater than take you contained in the cages, fences, and partitions of a zoo. It takes you contained in the human middle, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and on. Tom French did during this ebook what he constantly does. He took actual existence and wrote it down for us, with eloquence and feeling and aching detail."
-Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author

"An insightful and particular examine the advanced lifetime of a zoo and its denizens, either animal and human."
-Yann Martel, writer of Life of Pi and Beatrice and Virgil

Welcome to the savage and wonderful international of Zoo Story, an unheard of account of the key lifetime of a zoo and its population. in response to six years of analysis, the ebook follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weak point for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession fragrance, and an excellent yet tyrannical CEO referred to as El Diablo Blanco.

The sweeping narrative takes the reader from the African savannah to the forests of Panama and deep into the interior workings of a spot a few describe as a sanctuary and others condemn as a jail. Zoo Story indicates us how those impressive contributors reside, how a few die, and what their stories display concerning the human wish to either exalt and keep an eye on nature.

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