Article Title

Bridge to the Wild


Phyllis Rosen


Significant Shortcomings, Young Adult, zoo, animals, zoo keepers, human-animal relationships, animal behavior

Document Type

Book Review


The author gets to visit the zoo and share facts she learns about the different animals she encounters. She accompanies Rebecca Snyder, Curator of Mammals at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is allowed to go behind the scenes to learn about various animals and also to find out how the zoo keepers take care of the needs of these animals. She has chapters that include learning about pandas, flamingos, meerkats, orangutans, gorillas, snakes, elephants, birds, Komodo dragons, etc. The reader also gets a glimpse of the routine of the zoo vets. The end of the book discusses endangered species.