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

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ISBN-13: 9781426206542
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 09/21/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 412,945
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Barbara Bennett is a professor of English at North Carolina State University and a frequent volunteer at Harnas Wildlife Refuge. She has written numerous articles for local magazines and for scholarly publications. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 11

Chapter 1 Expect the Unexpected 27

Chapter 2 Love and Death 51

Chapter 3 Babies 75

Chapter 4 Baboons in the Bed 97

Chapter 5 Growing Up in the Wild 113

Chapter 6 One Animal at a Time 131

Chapter 7 To Err Is Human 141

Chapter 8 Money and Change 157

Chapter 9 People People 167

Chapter 10 The Smallest of Foes 131

Chapter 11 The Evolution of Harnas 193

Chapter 12 Volunteers 209

Chapter 13 Son, Brother, Husband, Father 241

Chapter 14 Compassion and Community 255

Chapter 15 Lifelines 269

Chapter 16 The Soul of a Lion 281

Acknowledgments 291

Index 293

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Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
HarnasLover More than 1 year ago
Having been fortunate enough to visit Harnas Wildlife Foundation three times I found this book to be an accurate refelction of daily life there. While the book focuses on the life of Marieta van der Merwe it also gives the reader an insight into what goes on daily on the farm. Barbara Bennett has allowed me to relive my experiences while there but also to allow family and friends who have not experienced the farm an opportunity to read more about it, the history of the farm and about many of the animals and people there. This book is a wonderful way for former volunteers to once again experience their visit and for people who know nothing about the farm an interesting introduction. While nothing can replace a visit this book comes very close, allowing us a window into what goes on there.
Lilac_Lily01 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
"Soul of the Lion" can be described as part memoir and part biography. The author B.Bennett describes her own experience as a volunteer at the African Wildlife Sanctuary "Harnas". After spending a few weeks of working for this organization the author decides to share her own experience as well as shed some light on the founding Van Der Merwe family. It's a very entertaining read and very touching to see the level of committment to wildlife which Harnas is known for. Bennett shares some wonderful anecdotes about the animals that were rescued and the people who take care of them. A must read for anyone who loves nature and animals.
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