You Belong in A Zoo!

You Belong in A Zoo!

Tales From A Lifetime Spent With Cobras, Crocs, and Other Creatures

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
The author details his career as a zookeeper and his work with law enforcement as a forensic specialist in the battle to stop the illegal importation and slaughter of reptiles for the exotic leather industry.

Blackwell North Amer
After the teenage Peter Brazaitis brought home one creepy crawly creature too many, his stepmother declared, "You are an animal, and you belong in a zoo!" He took her at her word. He went directly from high school in Brooklyn to a job at the Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo, where he stayed for more than thirty years, eventually becoming superintendent of reptiles. He later became curator of the Central Park Zoo, and continues to work with law enforcement as a forensic specialist in the fight to stop illegal importation and slaughter of reptiles for the luxury exotic-leather industry. (His effectiveness at this would earn him the moniker "The Bald-Headed Snake Keeper in the Bronx.") You Belong in a Zoo! presents the amazing experiences Brazaitis has had in more than four decades of working with wild animals.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes a lifelong affinity with snakes, reptiles, and other exotic creatures, detailing his career working as a zookeeper--at the Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo--and his work with law enforcement as a forensic specialist int he battle to stop the illegal importation and slaughter of reptiles for the exotic leather industry. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400060122
1400060125
Branch Call Number: 636.0889 BRA
Characteristics: xxi, 345 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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