Entries Tagged as 'Zoo'

Big Cat Conservation

March 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Big Cat Conservation starts off on shaky ground when early on, author Peggy Thomas exclaims how happy she is that she can see a beautiful tiger in his enclosure in the Buffalo Zoo. However, from there she goes on to discuss fascinating work that is being done worldwide to conserve big cats. There are […]

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Madagascar (2005)

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Opening to the song “Born Free,”  “Madagascar” follows the adventures of Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Gloria the hippopotamus and Melman the giraffe. Denizens of the Central Park Zoo, they and their neighbors have varying degrees of affection for the institution. When Marty happens upon a group of penguins working […]

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Gorilla

January 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY If your kiddo likes Good Night, Gorilla, I suggest you freecycle (or maybe just recycle) the zoo propaganda and pick up a secondhand copy of Anthony Browne’s Gorilla instead. This heartwarming picture book details the enchanted evening a little girl Hannah, somewhat neglected at home, experiences with her toy gorilla-turned-real. What makes […]

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Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends

December 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Did you catch the CBS clip a while back about the elephant and the stray dog who became best friends?  Well, the lovely Carol Buckley, founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, has written a children’s book that features her photos of that unlikely pair of best buds.  The result is […]

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