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The Menagerie - A Zoo Story
     

The Menagerie - A Zoo Story

by J. Porter
 
Animals fascinate us. We live with them as pets and we study them eagerly, both in the wild and in our local zoos and aquariums. Many modern zoos have reached their hundredth anniversary and dozens of books have been written for their centennials, but it is unlikely that any zoo had the knowledge of past events to tell the whole story - until now. The Dotson Park Zoo

Overview

Animals fascinate us. We live with them as pets and we study them eagerly, both in the wild and in our local zoos and aquariums. Many modern zoos have reached their hundredth anniversary and dozens of books have been written for their centennials, but it is unlikely that any zoo had the knowledge of past events to tell the whole story - until now. The Dotson Park Zoo may be a place of fiction, but its stories will ring true for anyone who has ever been immersed into the culture of zoos.
The Menagerie is the story of one of America's great zoos - a zoo that has long prided itself on being at the cutting edge of zoo technology. It is a history that includes a wrestling bear that kills a man in a bar-fight, a cobra in a baby carriage, and chimpanzees and elephants living together in the same space. And it is a history that reveals two dead bodies, both murdered at the zoo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470106294
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

J. Douglas Porter has spent more than 30 years in the zoo business, working his way from zoo keeper to zoo director. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and a Master's Degree in Adult Education. This is his first novel. Visit the author at www.jdporterbooks.com

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