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By Dyan deNapoli

ISBN-10: 1439148171

ISBN-13: 9781439148174

On June 23, 2000, a boat foundered off the coast of Cape city, South Africa. the world during which it sank, positioned among of the most breeding colonies of the African penguin, threatened nearly 75,000 penguins, greater than forty percentage of the world’s inhabitants. inside hours after the send sank, seriously oiled penguins started to circulate ashore onto close by islands and shores. As mom and dad have been not able to come back to them, chicks left within the breeding colonies could slowly starve to dying. The quickly beaten penguin rehabilitation heart in Cape city placed out a global demand support to the zoo and aquarium community, and deNapoli, a penguin keeper on the New England Aquarium, was once one of the first crew to reach. Her firsthand account of the rescue of the oiled penguins (all of whom fought opposed to their rescuers), repeated washing of every fowl, force-feeding, and guano cleanup plunges the reader into the maelstrom of animal rescue and rehabilitation on this kind of huge scale.

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