Saving the Baghdad Zoo
A True Story of Hope and HeroesBook - 2010
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.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, , ©2010
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 590.73 Ha
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 x 38 cm
From Library Staff
After the Iraq War began in 2003, the Baghdad Zoo fell into disrepair. When an Army Captain discovered this, he worked with a large team to save the animals and the zoo itself.