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An astonishing read,
This review is from: Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo (Paperback)
The late conservationist, LAWRENCE ANTHONY deserves a recommendation for his bravery and raw persistance in the face of adversity. I just do NOT generally read books but being passionately interested in Animal Welfare this story caught my attention.
I have since read all 3 books [ inside 1 month ! ] about Lawrence's admirable life experiences and total dedication to saving and conserving wild animals from death and extinction through war, poaching and sheer malice by greed and inhumanity.
Amazon's price & delivery, once again, excellent and this book is a must, it contains acts of unbelievable courage, perseverance and total commitment to a cause which meant so much to one man so remotely connected to a war thousands of miles away.
With the aid of a few locals and American soldiers, Lawrence fought to save the remaining & dying Bagdad zoo animals whilst surrounded by the Iraqi war.
His achievements are simply awesome and have left a permanent place in my heart. He will be sorely missed but thankfully the continuation of his work will help inspire others to help save the threatened animal kingdom.
Read it, smile and weep. You will love it!