9780545135719

What's New? The Zoo! A Zippy History of Zoos

  • ISBN 13:

    9780545135719

  • ISBN 10:

    0545135710

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/24/2014
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

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Summary

Did you know . . .

* The first zoo was established forty-three hundred years ago in what is now Iraq?
* Aztec King Moctezuma II had such an incredible collection of animals that it took six hundred men and women to care for them?
* Children across Great Britain wrote to Queen Victoria when Jumbo the elephant was sold away from the London Zoo?
* Fifty buffalo passed through Grand Central Station in 1907 on their way to the Bronx Zoo?
* Zoos now play a crucial role in animal conservation?

Kathleen Krull and Marcellus Hall bring witty insight, jazzy style, and a globe-trotting eye to our millennia-long history of keeping animals -- and the ways animals have changed us in turn.

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