Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

While the Iraq battle all started, conservationist Lawrence Anthony may possibly think about just one factor: the destiny of the Baghdad Zoo, situated within the urban middle and stuck within the war's crossfire. as soon as Anthony entered Baghdad he came across that full-scale strive against and out of control looting had killed approximately all of the animals of the zoo.

But no longer them all. U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remainder animals, and the zoo's employees had lower back to paintings regardless of the constant firefights. jointly the Americans and Iraqis had controlled to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion.

Babylon's Ark chronicles the zoo's transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceable park. alongside the best way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a satisfaction of the dictator's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam's Arabian horses. His distinctive ground-level experience makes Babylon's Ark an uplifting tale of both facets operating jointly for the sake of blameless animals stuck within the war's crossfire.

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By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

While the Iraq battle all started, conservationist Lawrence Anthony may possibly think about just one factor: the destiny of the Baghdad Zoo, situated within the urban middle and stuck within the war's crossfire. as soon as Anthony entered Baghdad he came across that full-scale strive against and out of control looting had killed approximately all of the animals of the zoo.

But no longer them all. U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remainder animals, and the zoo's employees had lower back to paintings regardless of the constant firefights. jointly the Americans and Iraqis had controlled to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion.

Babylon's Ark chronicles the zoo's transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceable park. alongside the best way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a satisfaction of the dictator's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam's Arabian horses. His distinctive ground-level experience makes Babylon's Ark an uplifting tale of both facets operating jointly for the sake of blameless animals stuck within the war's crossfire.

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