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Babylons Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
Babylons Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence 0312358326 9780312358327
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Babylons Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, located in the city center and caught in the wars crossfire. Once Anthony entered Baghdad he discovered that full-scale combat and uncontrolled looting had killed nearly all the animals of the zoo. But not all of them. U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remaining animals, and the zoos staff had returned to work in spite of the constant firefights. Together the Americans and Iraqis had managed to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion. Babylons Ark chronicles the zoos transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceful park. Along the way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a pride of the dictators lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddams Arabian horses. His unique ground-level experience makes Babylons Ark an uplifting story of both sides working together for the sake of innocent animals caught in the wars crossfire. When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, located in the city center and caught in the wars crossfire. Once Anthony entered Baghdad he discovered that full-scale combat and uncontrolled looting had killed nearly all the animals of the zoo. But not all of them. U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remaining animals, and the zoos staff had returned to work in spite of the constant firefights. Together the Americans and Iraqis had managed to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion. Babylons Ark chronicles the zoos transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceful park. Along the way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a pride of the dictators lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddams Arabian horses. His unique ground-level experience makes Babylons Ark an uplifting story of both sides working together for the sake of innocent animals caught in the wars crossfire.

Author: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Publication Date: 2007-03-06

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ISBN: 0312358326


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