U.S. Army Major William Sumner, trained in archeology, went to war-torn Iraq in 2003 to restore the Iraqi cultural heritage. But when the need arose for him to help save the abandoned animals at the Baghdad Zoo, and other local zoos, his mission changed. This photo essay may initially draw readers in by the fascinating color photographs, but the text is as impressive. Each short chapter focuses on a different animal that was saved; from pelicans to bears, and even dogs. Sidebars provide additional interesting information. Whether for or against the war, the animals plight is an ultimately uplifting story of how people from different cultures can come together to make a difference.
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