50 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Workman Pub Co
On Sale: July 1, 2011
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It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: â€śThe wolf also shall
dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the
kid . . . â€ť
Written by National Geographic magazine writer
Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one
heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing
else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and
a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake
and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the
gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the
tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators
befriending preyâ€”an Indian leopard slips into a village
every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby
oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each
story, and also offers insights into whyâ€”how the young
leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with
the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering
instinct in the lionness.
Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and
Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand
each otherâ€™s body language. With Murphyâ€™s friendship and
support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and
became a confident, loyal family pet.
These are the
most amazing friendships between species, collected from
around the world and documented in a selection of full-color
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