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Zoo Story

Monday, November 01, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Thomas French gives an account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants: both animal and human. Based on six years of research, his book Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives follows a handful of characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: from an alpha chimp, to a ferocious tiger, to a brilliant but tyrannical CEO.

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Thomas French

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perri from Brooklyn

And "follows" he does. As I read Zoo Story I constantly wondered: "How does/could he know that?!" My questions were answered at the end of the book where French provides something akin to a play-by-play.

Zoo Story really makes you think about the morality of zoos.

I was thoroughly engrossed from beginning to end.

Nov. 01 2010 11:08 PM

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