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My Seven Years in Captivity: Tails and Misadventures in the San Diego Zoo

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 31st 2006 by SP Press
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Alan
Sep 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Zoophiles
Recommended to Alan by: My daughter
This jocular, rambling collection of anecdotes from the former PR director for the landmark San Diego Zoo back in the 1960s isn't entirely cohesive, but my daughter and I both found the subject matter inherently interesting. The San Diego Zoo has one of the most diverse collections of animals in the world, and was a pioneer in the movement to provide naturalistic enclosures and encourage reproduction among its denizens.

You'll enjoy the stories of Joan Embery, the Zoo's goodwill ambassador and fr
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Hope
Aug 19, 2008 rated it liked it
In My Seven Years in Captivity, the author tells stories of his tenure in Public Relations at the San Diego Zoo. The book has the feel of sitting down for coffe and a chat. You can hear the engaging personality behind the stories, as well as learn quite a bit about the Zoo, it's occupants, and the people behind the scenes.

This is a great when-you-have-time book. Each story is short enough to be read in a few minutes, but compelling enough to hold your attention. I learned a lot, and quite enjoy
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Mar 09, 2012 added it
I picked this book up cause it looked interesting...only to get less than a chapter in and realize I'd already read it...apparently before I started using goodreads. I don't remember loving or hating it. But I did browse and remember a lot of the stories.

Just need to find something to get me out of this reading slump!
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Wow. The zoo was so much cooler back then.
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Picked this up at the library after watching "We Bought A Zoo". In a zoo mood...
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