Animals Always: 100 Years at the Saint Louis Zoo (Volume 1)

4.62 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780826218551: Animals Always: 100 Years at the Saint Louis Zoo (Volume 1)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Observing exotic creatures, petting friendly animals, and riding the train through the park—no one can forget the enchanting childhood ritual of visiting the zoo. In reality, zoo visitors experience only the tip of the iceberg—Animals Always gives readers a glimpse into the unseen work and overlooked history of the renowned Saint Louis Zoo. Now celebrating its centennial, this expansive campus of naturalistic habitats houses more than 18,000 animals and is rated America’s #1 zoo by Zagat, the well-known rating agency.

  

            Overflowing with stories, photographs, and fascinating sidebars, this captivating volume covers the Zoo’s rich history and its emergence as a modern-day center of research and conservation. The Saint Louis Zoo has earned its excellent reputation thanks to its forward thinking and its community support—not to mention familiar faces like Marlin Perkins and Phil the Gorilla. St. Louis was the first city in the world to support its zoo through public taxes, and the Zoo remains free to all visitors today. Mary Delach Leonard takes readers from the days when schoolchildren collected 238,400 pennies to purchase Miss Jim the circus elephant, through years of renovation and innovation, to the twenty-first-century realization of the River’s Edge habitat, which elevates the concept of natural displays to a new level, and the WildCare Institute, launched in 2004 to support animal conservation centers around the world. Vintage photographs offer up animal shows and early visitors in period dress, and modern color images capture today’s awe-inspiring wild exhibits.

  

            Readers are treated to behind-the-scenes anecdotes and statistics visitors are normally not privy to. In 1970, a forty-day citywide search was launched for a spitting cobra that had escaped through his enclosure’s water drain. Community members sighted the fugitive in a fan belt by the side of a highway, the pulley of a home furnace, and numerous banana peels before the snake was finally found in a crawl space near his cage. A peek at the current Zoo grocery list reveals a need for 43,056 red delicious apples per year—but also 122,000 mice and 16,750 rats!

  

            Through page after page of surprises—pictures never before published and amazing historical facts—as well as anecdotes sure to stir memories, this delightful volume captures an institution that has always been one step ahead. And Jeffrey P. Bonner, president and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo today, gives readers a peek at what’s in store for the Zoo in the not-too-distant future. Animals Always is a vibrant tribute to the Saint Louis Zoo’s innovation, dedication, and long-standing commitment to the people of St. Louis.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Mary Delach Leonard, a feature writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for seventeen years, is presently on the staff of the St. Louis Beacon and lives in Collinsville, Illinois.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Leonard
Published by Univ of Missouri Press
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Univ of Missouri Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3614095

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Leonard, Mary Delach
Published by University of Missouri (2009)
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Missouri, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0826218555_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Leonard, Mary Delach
Published by University of Missouri (2009)
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Missouri, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0826218555

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Mary Delach Leonard
Published by University of Missouri Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Missouri Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Observing exotic creatures, petting friendly animals, and riding the train through the park - no one can forget the enchanting childhood ritual of visiting the zoo. In reality, zoo visitors experience only the tip of the iceberg - "Animals Always" gives readers a glimpse into the unseen work and overlooked history of the renowned Saint Louis Zoo. Now celebrating its centennial, this expansive campus of naturalistic habitats houses more than 18,000 animals and is rated America's No. 1 zoo by Zagat, the well-known rating agency. Overflowing with stories, photographs, and fascinating sidebars, this captivating volume covers the Zoo's rich history and its emergence as a modern-day center of research and conservation. The Saint Louis Zoo has earned its excellent reputation thanks to its forward thinking and its community support - not to mention familiar faces like Marlin Perkins and Phil the Gorilla. St. Louis was the first city in the world to support its zoo through public taxes, and the Zoo remains free to all visitors today. Mary Delach Leonard takes readers from the days when school-children collected 238,400 pennies to purchase Miss Jim the circus elephant, through years of renovation and innovation, to the twenty-first-century realization of the River's Edge habitat, which elevates the concept of natural displays to a new level, and the WildCare Institute, launched in 2004 to support animal conservation centers around the world. Vintage photographs offer up animal shows and early visitors in period dress, and modern color images capture today's awe-inspiring wild exhibits. Readers are treated to behind-the-scenes anecdotes and statistics visitors are normally not privy to. In 1970, a forty-day citywide search was launched for a spitting cobra that escaped through his enclosure's water drain. Community members sighted the fugitive in a fan belt by the side of a highway, the pulley of a home furnace, and numerous banana peels before the snake was finally found in a crawlspace near his cage. A peek at the current Zoo grocery list reveals a need for 43,056 red delicious apples per year - but also 122,000 mice and 16,750 rats! Through page after page of surprises - pictures never before seen and amazing historical facts - as well as anecdotes sure to stir memories, this delightful volume captures an institution that has always been one step ahead. And Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner, President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo today, gives readers a peek at what's in store for the Zoo in the not-too-distant future. "Animals Always" is a vibrant tribute to the Saint Louis Zoo's innovation, dedication, and long-standing commitment to the people of St. Louis. Seller Inventory # AAN9780826218551

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Mary Delach Leonard
Published by University of Missouri Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Missouri Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0826218555

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Mary Delach Leonard
Published by University of Missouri Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Missouri Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Observing exotic creatures, petting friendly animals, and riding the train through the park - no one can forget the enchanting childhood ritual of visiting the zoo. In reality, zoo visitors experience only the tip of the iceberg - "Animals Always" gives readers a glimpse into the unseen work and overlooked history of the renowned Saint Louis Zoo. Now celebrating its centennial, this expansive campus of naturalistic habitats houses more than 18,000 animals and is rated America's No. 1 zoo by Zagat, the well-known rating agency. Overflowing with stories, photographs, and fascinating sidebars, this captivating volume covers the Zoo's rich history and its emergence as a modern-day center of research and conservation. The Saint Louis Zoo has earned its excellent reputation thanks to its forward thinking and its community support - not to mention familiar faces like Marlin Perkins and Phil the Gorilla. St. Louis was the first city in the world to support its zoo through public taxes, and the Zoo remains free to all visitors today. Mary Delach Leonard takes readers from the days when school-children collected 238,400 pennies to purchase Miss Jim the circus elephant, through years of renovation and innovation, to the twenty-first-century realization of the River's Edge habitat, which elevates the concept of natural displays to a new level, and the WildCare Institute, launched in 2004 to support animal conservation centers around the world. Vintage photographs offer up animal shows and early visitors in period dress, and modern color images capture today's awe-inspiring wild exhibits. Readers are treated to behind-the-scenes anecdotes and statistics visitors are normally not privy to. In 1970, a forty-day citywide search was launched for a spitting cobra that escaped through his enclosure's water drain. Community members sighted the fugitive in a fan belt by the side of a highway, the pulley of a home furnace, and numerous banana peels before the snake was finally found in a crawlspace near his cage. A peek at the current Zoo grocery list reveals a need for 43,056 red delicious apples per year - but also 122,000 mice and 16,750 rats! Through page after page of surprises - pictures never before seen and amazing historical facts - as well as anecdotes sure to stir memories, this delightful volume captures an institution that has always been one step ahead. And Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner, President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo today, gives readers a peek at what's in store for the Zoo in the not-too-distant future. "Animals Always" is a vibrant tribute to the Saint Louis Zoo's innovation, dedication, and long-standing commitment to the people of St. Louis. Seller Inventory # AAN9780826218551

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Mary Delach Leonard
Published by University of Missouri Press
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Missouri Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780826218551

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Mary Delach Leonard
Published by University of Missouri Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Missouri Press, 2009. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780826218551

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Leonard, Mary Delach
ISBN 10: 0826218555 ISBN 13: 9780826218551
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0826218555

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 107.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds