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Raising America's Zoo: How Two Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo (Hardcover)

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In 1955, a young former Marine ventured to the Belgian Congo on a month-long adventure safari to view Africa's diverse wildlife. When Arthur "Nick" Arundel boarded a commercial airliner for home, he carried a baby gorilla in each arm. Their destination was the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., known as "America's Zoo."

Raising America's Zoo shares the heartbreak and triumphs of these first-generation zoo gorillas and their caregivers who worked tirelessly to make their lives better. Witness a personal story of Nick Arundel, a man who at first celebrated their capture, then grew to regret his reputation as of "gorilla hunter" and spent the rest of his life as an advocate for animal conservation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781684011704
ISBN-10: 1684011701
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Language: English