Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers
As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.
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An interesting subject, but she tried to follow so many characters, that most of them ended up coming off as flat and two-dimensional. The book clearly wanted the reader to be 'rooting for' the ... Read full review
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Who trains the animals that star in Disney movies, the dolphins that dance at Sea World, and the guide dogs that lead the blind? Mainly, it's the (mostly female) graduates of the Exotic Animal ... Read full review
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