SOLO: The Story of an African Wild Dog Puppy and Her Pack by Hugo van Lawick

SOLO: The Story of an African Wild Dog Puppy and Her Pack

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jane van Lawick-Goodall, the well-known specialist in primate behavior, introduces this study of a pack of wild dogs in Tanzania, a project directed by her husband, and this is quite obviously geared to a general audience. Van Lawick and his assistant follow the pack through a period of matings, births, battles for dominance, kills and deprivations. The scientists become so involved in the fates of the individual dogs -- all are named -- that at the close they do the unthinkable -- that is, interfere with their subjects by rescuing a starved and crippled pup who was valiantly trying to keep up with the pack as it travels to better hunting grounds. Readers who saw Solo on TV will understand why.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1974
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin