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Saving the Baghdad Zoo A True Story of Hope and Heroes

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ISBN-10: 006177202X

ISBN-13: 9780061772023

Edition: 2009

Authors: Kelly Milner Halls, William Sumner, William Sumner

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The baghdad zoo was once home to more than six hundred magnificent animals. But after the war in Iraq began in 2003, the city faced widespread destruction.When U. S. Army Captain William Sumner was asked to check out the state of the zoo, he found that it, too, was devastated. Hundreds of animals were missing, and the few remaining were in desperate need of care. And so Captain Sumner accepted a new mission. Together with an international team of zoologists, veterinarians, conservationists, and dedicated animal lovers, Captain Sumner worked tirelessly to save the neglected-but tenacious-animals of Baghdad.Saving the Baghdad Zoo tells the poignant stories of these remarkable animals. Meet…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 10.75" wide x 9.69" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Major William Sumner served as a captain with the U.S. Army 354th Civil Affairs Brigade. Since completing his tour of duty in Iraq, Sumner has been assigned to the U.S. Strategic Command and promoted to major. He continues to support efforts at the Baghdad Zoo and has worked with the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield to protect cultural heritage in conflict areas. He holds master's degrees in education and archaeology and is currently pursuing a doctorate in biodefense. Major Sumner lives with his wife and two daughters in Nebraska.