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Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers (Hardcover)

Author: Sutherland, Amy

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The author of "Cookoff" pens an invitation to the magical, grueling, and virtually unknown world of exotic animal training in this look at a world premier school at California's Moorpark College.

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An invitation into the magical, grueling, and virtually unknown world of exotic animal training.

Behind the imposing gate of the Exotic Animal Training Program at California's Moorpark College lies a kingdom full of small mysteries, deep passions, and a camel that shoots hoops. Each year a select group of students descends on this teaching zoo to learn an improbable talent: how to communicate with animals. The only school of its kind, Moorpark pushes the limits of all the enrolled as they master hundreds of Latin species names and zoonotic diseases, all while hosing down cages at dawn and noting that Zulu the mandrill takes his morning juice in a paper cup - never plastic. The alumni of this elite program hold the most coveted positions at the world's finest zoos, aquariums, and sanctuaries. They are also the trainers who work in television and film, bringing Moorpark's enlightened methods to the business of animals for hire.

About the Author:
Author Amy Sutherland returns with the same impassioned voice that made her debut, Cookoff, such a delight. Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched is a fascinating look at a little-known profession for animal lovers everywhere.


Publisher Viking Books
Mfg Part# 9780670037681
SKU 202160635
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0670037680
Release Date 6/1/2006
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