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May 29, 2007
| ISBN 9780143111948
Jun 01, 2006
| ISBN 9781101218822
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May 29, 2007 | ISBN 9780143111948
Jun 01, 2006 | ISBN 9781101218822
A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, “What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,” Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.
Amy Sutherland is the author of What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage; Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched; and Cookoff. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern… More about Amy Sutherland
Anyone who reads [this book] will never view animals in quite the same way again. (Los Angeles Times)
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