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Zoo Story
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives | Thomas French
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Discusses a behind-the-scenes account of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, including the stories of the individual animals kept there, the politics behind the zoo's administration, and the balance of wildlife conservation and capitalism.
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Shadowfat
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This story made me remember why I had wanted to become a zookeeper in college but also why I decided against it. All of the keepers have such compassion towards their animals, but the low pay and politics get in the way. Also it's heartbreaking what happens to the animals, especially when it's due to an terrible guest provoking the animals!

Tamra I am ethically torn about zoos. 😒 1mo
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shellleigh33
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Thanks for the tag @Kayla.Adriena 1. No zoo where I live but the Memphis Zoo is about hour away 😊
2. Yes, we go about once a year
3. Pandas, monkeys, and elephants
4. Rode a camel and petted a sting ray, giraffe, dolphin, and monkey
5. Tagging anyone that has not played yet since I‘m a day late

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Geeklet
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1) Sadly no. I live in a pretty rural area.
2) No zoo but I‘ve been to several ones nearby. I just went to the Nashville zoo on Monday where I found this dashing monkey in a display in the women‘s bathroom.
3) Red pandas!
4) The Nashville zoo has some kangaroos you can pet.
@laurenslibrary #ThursdaySurvey

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Oliveskool
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Another friends of the library book haul! My TBR pile is growing again!

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Hmonkeyruns
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Fascinating, sad, thought provoking. It's befuddling that reading this makes me hate zoos and want to visit one all at the same time.

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