World Wild Vet: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom

World Wild Vet: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom

by Evan Antin


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From Dr. Evan Antin, America’s most popular veterinarian, comes a wild look at our natural world. Perfect for fans of Steve Irwin, James Herriot and Bear Grylls.

Star of Animal Planet’s Evan Goes Wild, Dr. Evan Antin takes readers beyond his viral Instagram posts right into the wild world with him.

Millions follow Dr. Evan Antin and his wildlife adventures through social media, and in his popular Animal Planet television show Evan Goes Wild. Now in his first book, World Wild Vet, Evan takes us to the deep blue seas swimming with forty foot whale sharks with “puppy dog eyes”, to jungles filled with venomous snakes (who are more afraid of you than you are of them), and a race across the savannah and against the clock to save rhinos from the clutches of poachers, all in the name of adventure and a deep love for the wild around us.

Part memoir, travelogue, and conservation wake up call, World Wild Vet is an unforgettable exploration of the world we all call home, and a love letter to the creatures we share it with.

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The late Australian zookeeper Steve Irwin inspired a generation of animal lovers, including wildlife veterinarian Antin. Proclaimed "America's Sexiest Veterinarian" by Forbes, Antin has already amassed a fanbase on Instagram and YouTube, and from the Animal Planet show Evan Goes Wild. It would be easy to dismiss him as another reality star, but his book offers thoughtful messages of responsibility and encouragement alongside entertaining anecdotes from before he was famous. Whether relocating a giant monitor lizard that was terrorizing a village or rescuing abandoned kittens in Tahiti, Antin admits some early exploits are questionable (such as stowing a crocodile in a rental car while getting his camera equipment), and preaches safety and conservation. For example, he explains handling dangerous creatures without hurting them, as well as the importance of educating people so they are not afraid or ignorant of these animals' attributes. He also suggests appropriate responses on social media to curb bad behavior from those who could cause harm, like poachers. VERDICT Antin's enthusiasm and informal tone will draw in aspiring explorers; his many social media followers will especially enjoy.—Elissa Cooper, Helen Plum Memorial Lib., Lombard, IL

From the Publisher

"With the full-speed-ahead enthusiasm familiar to viewers of his Evan Goes Wild instagram feed and Animal Planet show, Antin tells stories of his international travels and of how these experiences transformed him into the exotic animal veterinarian and conservationist he is today... 'America's Sexiest Vet' mixes animal conservation with a love for adventure."

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ISBN-13: 9781250314482
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 73,378
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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