Sunday, July 1, 2012

Book # 34 - Zoo Story

Zoo Story
Life in the Garden of Captivity
Thomas French
288 pages


Fascinating story about the eleven elephants who traveled by air from Swaziland to the zoos in Tampa, FL and San Diego, CA.  This book explores the life of the the elephants and other animals and their relationships with their keepers.  This book focuses on Lowry Park in Tampa, FL from its decrepit beginnings to its high point of being rated "the best zoo in America" by a children's magazine.

San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park were mentioned a couple of times.   I wonder if there is  book is written about these zoos closer to home.

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