Wild Lives

A History of the People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Wild Lives
Read about the fascinating history of the Bronx Zoo.

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, c2006
ISBN: 037580630X
Branch Call Number: J 590.73 Z
Characteristics: 86 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.


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Wild Lives A History of the People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld . Beautiful photographs and an interesting narrative make this historical overview of the Bronx Zoo a great student reference.

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The Bronx Zoo was one of the first to take animals out of small cages and put them in natural habitats, and to observe the animals carefully to find out how to help them thrive in a zoo setting. It took some very special people who were willing to do whatever it took (for example, Raymond Ditmars stole goldfish out of a public fountain to keep a snake alive) to create the zoo as it is today.


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