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Title:
Through animals' eyes : true stories from a wildlife sanctuary
Author:
Cuny, Lynn Marie, 1951-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xi, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574410624
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL83.2 .C85 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

A raccoon with burned feet who refuses to give up, a self-appointed guardian hen who refuses to leave an injured fox, an abandoned emu who plays pickup sticks with an old one-winged vulture, and a traumatized mother mockingbird who adopts an orphaned sparrow are among the characters. The tales are from Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, which Cuny founded in 1977, and are intended to convince readers that non-human species think and feel. She includes black-and-white photographs. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Booklist Review

Heartwarming tales of rescued creatures are presented in this collection of vignettes from a large wildlife rehabilitation center in Texas. Over the last 20 years, Cuny has run Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, which she founded to rescue orphaned, injured, and displaced wildlife. The center also provides permanent homes for animals too disabled to be released, as well as nonnative wildlife rescued from the exotic pet trade. The center takes in more than 5,000 animals each year. The history of each animal--from a tiny newborn field mouse to a black bear--is told in a few pages and illustrated with photos. Though the author's biology is at times a little fuzzy (male ducks do not "father" their ducklings, they are raised solely by the female), Cuny's love for her charges shines through in her stories. The large audience for animal tales of this sort makes this a recommended title, and maybe readers will be sensitized to the problems our species creates for other animals. --Nancy Bent


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