The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-warming stories of zoo and wild animals and the vets who care for them by Lucy H. Spelman Ted Y. Mashima Online

The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-warming stories of zoo and wild animals and the vets who care for them
Title : The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-warming stories of zoo and wild animals and the vets who care for them
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ISBN : 9781847945983
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336

Meet Mohan, a rhino with painfully sore feet.And Patch, a falcon with a broken wishbone.And Kachina, a bear cub with brittle bones.Not to mention Alfredito, a hippo suffering from a sever bout of toothache.All these animals owe their lives to the dedicated zoo and wild animal vets who employ boundless ingenuity and expertise to care for them and who, in this beguiling bookMeet Mohan, a rhino with painfully sore feet.And Patch, a falcon with a broken wishbone.And Kachina, a bear cub with brittle bones.Not to mention Alfredito, a hippo suffering from a sever bout of toothache.All these animals owe their lives to the dedicated zoo and wild animal vets who employ boundless ingenuity and expertise to care for them and who, in this beguiling book, tell the stories of their most memorable cases. They describe not only the meticulous detective work that goes into making a diagnosis but also the pioneering techniques they have developed. And they talk freely and movingly about the bonds they form with their exotic patients..Whether it's one doctor's determined effort to save a critically ill lemur, the neurosurgeon who was persuaded to operate on a paralysed kangaroo, or the vet who refused to give up on an orphaned baby beluga whale, these are acts of rescue, kindness and co-operation that will warm every animal lover's heart.


The Hippo with Toothache: Heart-warming stories of zoo and wild animals and the vets who care for them Reviews

  • E A M Harris

    This book contains a number of anecdotes told by zoo and wildlife vets, mostly American. The memoirs are grouped in subjects, each one introduced with a short chapter by the editors. The stories are 'in their own words' tales and as one might guess they vary considerably in style and quality of writing – the contributors are working vets not writers. All of them are more detailed than they would be if written by a journalist or other non-vet, and it is in the detail that a lot of the interest [...]