The Peaceable Kingdom: A Year in the Life of America's Oldest Zoo

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Morrow, 1988 - Science - 413 pages
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John Sedgwick invites readers into an unforgettable world with the animals and people of the Philadelphia Zoo, America's oldest. With deft skill, he shares the bond between the creatures and their keepers, the jubilation at the birth of a new animal, the mourning at the death of an old favorite. Perfect for all animal lovers. 50 black-and-white photos.

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

This book takes a look at the Philadelphia Zoo and all the goings-on for a year in the mid-1980s. Not only do we meet some of the animals and learn their stories, but we meet many of the staff, as ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Perhaps one needs to be from Philadelphia, or be a zookeeper to like this book, I found it incredibly dull. On the one hand, with its old ideas of zoo keeping it was rather painful to read, on the ... Read full review


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