The Resource Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo, Louise Callaghan

Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo, Louise Callaghan

Label
Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo
Title
Father of lions
Title remainder
one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo
Statement of responsibility
Louise Callaghan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, the Mosul Zoo was one of the few outdoor attractions still standing in Iraq's second city, its inhabitants kept alive by Abu Laith, a square-set 50-something mechanic and passionate animal lover. As the animals began to starve under the siege by advancing Iraqi army forces, Abu Laith, the "Father of Lions" and his protégées and family risked their lives to keep the animals alive. When liberation finally came, the city and the zoo were both on their last legs. It seemed as if all was lost, until a local former-government scientist, Hakam, saw a message on Facebook about a zoo nearby: a charity in Switzerland wanted to rescue the animals
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1990-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callaghan, Louise
Dewey number
590.73567/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL76.5.I722
LC item number
M65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laith, Abu
  • Zoo keepers
  • Zoos
  • Animal rescue
  • Zoo animals
Label
Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo, Louise Callaghan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250248947
Lccn
2019038418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • on1121422002
  • (OCoLC)1121422002
Label
Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo, Louise Callaghan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250248947
Lccn
2019038418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • on1121422002
  • (OCoLC)1121422002

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