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Author Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-

Title Saving the Baghdad Zoo : a true story of hope and heroes / by Kelly Milner Halls with William Sumner.

Imprint New York : Greenwillow Books, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 590.7356 HAL    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 590.73 HAL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps; 25 x 38 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / William Sumner -- Shock and awe -- First things first -- Hard to bear -- Black market horses -- Pelican brief -- Lovable Lumpy -- Lionhearted -- Cheetah time -- Tiger tragedy and triumph -- Back to the future.
Summary 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.
Subject Baghdad Zoo -- Juvenile literature.
Baghdad Zoo.
Zoo animals -- Conservation -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Juvenile literature.
Iraq War, 2003-2011- -- Juvenile literature.
Zoo animals -- Conservation -- Iraq -- Baghdad.
Wildlife rescue -- Iraq -- Baghdad.
Added Author Sumner, William, 1971-
ISBN 9780061772023 (trade bdg.)
006177202X (trade bdg.)
9780061772009 (lib. bdg.)
0061772003 (lib. bdg.)

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