47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Jennifer S. Holland
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It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . ” Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language. With Murphy’s friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet.
These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.
This book is pure joy: the stories, the photos, the sheer feel-good" factor" ...priceless!
I really like this book its so cute and i like their stories so touching : )
A quick read, with stand-alone chapters accompanied by touching photos. Read it straight through, or jump around, since the chapters are independent and very short. Learn about some exotic animals and gain insight into wildlife conservation issues. This book would make a great gift for animal lovers.
- Category: Nature
- Published: Jun 15, 2011
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
- Seller: Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
- Print Length: 160 Pages
- Language: English