Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo

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Penguin, Nov 21, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Betty White shares intimate, funny, and enlightening stories about her very best friends in the world…

All her life, Betty White has had a menagerie of pets, many of them rescued, and has donated countless hours and resources to animal welfare. Animals are her passion, and that passion extends to zoos and their importance for the conservation of species and for offering humans the ability to witness the grandeur and variety of these magnificent animals from around the world.

Betty & Friends is a love letter to those zoos, to their dedicated workers, and especially to the animals in them—from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks; to Bruno the orangutan, who flaunts his affections for Betty; to Jacob the boa, who loves a good hug. Gaining access to this majestic world through Betty’s eyes and her inimitable words is a beautiful thing indeed for animal lovers and Betty White lovers of all ages.

INCLUDES GORGEOUS FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS

 

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I'm glad I read another review that remarked on how little actual substance this books has, or I would have been very disappointed. As it is, I'm glad I borrowed it from the library rather than ... Read full review

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A light, quick read - I would probably almost call this a children's book except that it's longer (in terms of pages) than most children's books. I had no idea Betty White was so into animals and zoos ... Read full review

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Betty White is an award-winning film and television actress who has appeared in such iconic television classics as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. In a career that has spanned more than 75 years, she has received seven Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, and a Grammy. Both a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation and has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974. She celebrated her 95th birthday in January 2017 and lives in Los Angeles, California with her dog, Pontiac.

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