Almost Human

The Story of Julius, the Chimpanzee Caught between Two Worlds
Author(s): Alfred Fidjestol
Original Publish Date: Sep 17, 2019
Product Number: EB00774327
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781771643863
Publisher: Greystone Books
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"Alternately joyous and heartbreaking..." —Jane Goodall A moving and revealing biography of Norway's most famous chimpanzee. Julius is a national celebrity, the inspiration behind pop hits and bestselling books. He's also a chimpanzee, born in captivity but raised in a zookeeper's home after his own mother rejects him. Julius's new parents change his diapers and comfort him when he has nightmares, and their daughters play with him. But soon they must reintroduce Julius to the zoo, a challenging task that brings new learnings on primate behavior and the dangers of animal celebrity. Alternately humorous and heartbreaking, Almost Human shows that primates are more like us than we once thought possible. It also charts the transformation of one zoo over time: from a small operation of animals behind bars to a fast-growing attraction coming to terms with twenty-first-century views on animal rights and welfare.

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