Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

by Barbara Bennett, Marieta van der Merwe
     
 

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For animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and the vast readership for gripping true-life stories, this African saga is a must-read adventure. It chronicles the unique Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, where Marieta van der Merwe and her family, former wealthy cattle farmers, have sold land to buy and care for embattled wildlife. We meet Sam, the "AIDS" lion infected… See more details below

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For animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and the vast readership for gripping true-life stories, this African saga is a must-read adventure. It chronicles the unique Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, where Marieta van der Merwe and her family, former wealthy cattle farmers, have sold land to buy and care for embattled wildlife. We meet Sam, the "AIDS" lion infected by mistake at a vet clinic. Boerjke, a baboon with epilepsy and Down syndrome. Savanna, the one-eyed lioness. And Marieta van der Merwe herself, the inspiring proprietor of Harnas who shares her home with needy wild animals. Survivor of an early life fraught with personal tragedy in the African Bush, she now devotes herself as care-giver and ambassador for wildlife and wildland. Told with insight, humor, and thrilling immediacy by author and Harnas volunteer Barbara Bennett, this story will captivate readers of all ages.

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“fascinating account…illustrated throughout…flowing text…” –Book News, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426206672
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
790,755
File size:
1 MB

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