POPCORN PARK ZOO by Wendy Pfeffer


A Haven With a Heart
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Age Range: 8 - 12
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 This unusual zoo in New Jersey takes in and cares for old, injured, handicapped, or unwanted animals, both wild and domestic. Appealing color photos depict a blind fawn, an elephant with an injured trunk, a three-pawed raccoon, a lion cub, goats, and more. Pfeffer tells how each came to the zoo: some were abused (a baby goat found with his neck slashed; a macaque scalded by vandals); others were abandoned (a potbellied pig too big for an apartment; Easter chicks and rabbits; a cougar whose owner had died). Open to the public, the zoo is supported by contributions. The author stresses conservation and responsible pet ownership and lists zoo programs and places to write for information. Attractive and readable. Brief glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1992
ISBN: 0-671-74587-5
Page count: 64pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1992


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