Babylon's Ark

The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo

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Publisher Description

The astonishing story of the soldiers, conservationists, and ordinary Iraqis who united to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, he defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies.

Babylon's Ark chronicles Anthony's hair-raising efforts to save a pride of Saddam's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, run ostriches through shoot-to-kill checkpoints, and rescue the dictator's personal herd of Thoroughbred Arabian horses. A tale of the selfless courage and humanity of a few men and women living dangerously for all the right reasons, Babylon's Ark is an inspiring and uplifting true-life adventure of individuals on both sides working together for the sake of magnificent wildlife caught in a war zone.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2007
March 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
687.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Tennis possum ,

Enlightening for all

An engaging insight into human tenacity for a small handful of animal advocates in a war torn Iraq. A must read on many levels.

Robin8471 ,

AWESOME!!!

Awesome!!!! Unbelievable but completely true!!! Lawrence Anthony is am amazing person and we are in his debt forever for the Bagdad Zoo, the Thula Thula Elephants, Rhinos and the wonderful other animals!!!

JRW54 ,

Babylon's Ark

A good read. Certainly also a different view of the war in Iraq. Besides seeing the ugly side of war, we see all sorts of people coming together and supporting a great cause.

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