This is an accessible, fun series of essays written by the President of the St. Louis Zoo. He writes about a wide variety of animals, as well as the behind the scenes world of zoos. Mr. Bonner is dedicated to the cause of conservation, and his love of the natural world is infectious. There are a lot of funny stories here, but given the topic, some sad ones as well. A very informative book that is recommended for anyone interested in wildlife or the business of zoos.