Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo
by Cassandre Maxwell (Author / Illustrator)
Booktalk: Abraham Dee Bartlett knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his life working with animals. But in Victorian London, there weren’t many jobs that provided an opportunity to do that. Still, Abraham spent years gaining knowledge and pursuing his dream until he eventually became superintendent in the London Zoo. Driven by his compassion for the animals, Abraham dramatically improved the conditions of the zoo to ensure that the animals could be happy and healthy.
Snippet: From the time he was a little boy, Abraham Dee Bartlett loved animals. He was fascinated by anything with furs, fins, or feathers.
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