L. L. Mitchell always knew she wanted to work with animals. She obtained a degree in wildlife biology from Auburn University and landed her first job caring for animals at the City of Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Alabama. She served as animal habitat manager at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina from 1996 to 2000. As the manager of the Mildred the Bear Environmental Habitats, Mitchell realized how visitors were enthralled with her job caring for the animals. This book gives a glimpse of her daily life in the habitats. Read here an assortment of tales about the feisty bear cubs, wary eagles, playful otters, graceful deer and elusive cougars which call Grandfather Mountain home.
The Animals of Grandfather Mountain: An Animal Caretaker's Talesby L. Mitchell
In THE ANIMALS OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN (Revised Edition), meet Nola the Magician, an otter too curious for her own good, who performs a Houdini-like disappearance; Carolina and Dakota, two bear pranksters who always steal the show; Wilma the bald eagle who fiercely guards her precious wooden egg; and Heidi the deer, who always makes a pest of herself at feeding time. Readers will love Kodiak and Yonahlossee, two feisty bear cubs who aren't near as cuddly as they seem; Squeak the cougar who loves his bungee rope and despises Milton the Bear; Milton the bear, a costume animal who dances throughout the habitat drawing children like the Pied Piper; and L. L. Cool J., a tiny fawn that grows up to run the Bear and Cougar Gauntlet. Many more animals are waiting to be discovered in THE ANIMALS OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN.
The habitats at Grandfather Mountain will always be named for Mildred the Bear, the nicest bear that has ever been. When Grandfather agreed to obtain two bears to be released into the wild to help build the bear population in the mountains, by mistake, the Atlanta Zoo sold Grandfather a young bear that the office staff at the zoo had raised on a bottle. Consequently, when that young bear was released, she did not revert to the wild. She did not know that she was a bear. She had none of the hostility sometimes associated with bears; she just wanted to hang out with the people. She was given the name Mildred. -- Hugh Morton
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