Saving the Baghdad Zoo : a true story of hope and heroes
- Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-
- 1st ed.
- New York : Greenwillow Books, c2010.
- Physical description
- 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps; 25 x 38 cm.
QL76.5 .I722 B342 2010
- Unknown QL76.5 .I722 B342 2010
- Sumner, William, 1971-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.
- Introduction / William Sumner
- Shock and awe
- First things first
- Hard to bear
- Black market horses
- Pelican brief
- Lovable Lumpy
- Cheetah time
- Tiger tragedy and triumph
- Back to the future.
- The Baghdad Zoo was once home to more than six hundred magnificent animals. But after the war in Iraq began in 2003, the city faced widespread destruction. When U. S. Army Captain William Sumner was asked to check out the state of the zoo, he found that it, too, was devastated. Hundreds of animals were missing, and the few remaining were in desperate need of care. And so Captain Sumner accepted a new mission. Together with an international team of zoologists, veterinarians, conservationists, and dedicated animal lovers, Captain Sumner worked tirelessly to save the neglected animals of Baghdad. Saving the Baghdad Zoo tells the poignant stories of these remarkable animals. The Baghdad Zoo, open once again to the people of Iraq, has become an oasis of hope and safety in a city where both are precious gifts.
- Publication date
- by Kelly Milner Halls with William Sumner.