Part Of The Pride

Part Of The Pride

My Life Among The Big Cats Of Africa

Book - 2009
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A lion keeper explains how he has used understanding and trust-building to develop deep bonds with predatory animals, and describes his work with lions as part of an effort to challenge popular misconceptions and raise awareness.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312556747
0312556748
Characteristics: x, 243 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Park, Tony 1964-

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ilovewhippets
Aug 07, 2013

This is an Interesting read about Kevin Richardson and his growing knowledge of the predator animals' behaviour.. It turned many of the taught rules of human behaviour around lions, hyenas, cheetahs, etc, on their head! Conventional wisdom is not always based on fact, but could be a misunderstanding of the animal's behavriour, and it can not be based on experience of just one lion or cheetah, for example.. And that's what Kevin gives: his experiences with a number of lions, hyenas and cheetahs, each an individual and a different way of looking at their caretaker and the world!.. If you enjoy animal books and want to learn more about working with and understanding these animals, this book is for you.. I have read much before; yet, I have learned much more from Kevin! I recommend the book!

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MiriamMaf
Jun 10, 2011

Sheesh. Kevin Richardson is an amazing animal whatever he is, but he is no writer.

It was a bit of a chore reading this book. I know it is just a quick outline of how he came to be who he is and how he came to have the talents he does to be friends with the king of the jungle, but I did not get the impression he cared for "writing style" at all.

Two stars for the 'read', and a few more for being who he is.

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johannsen36
Apr 26, 2011

I loved this, although it ain't exactly literature. Fabulous subject. The relationship the author develops with these 'dangerous' predators is unique, but probably shouldn't be. We have much yet to learn about respecting and communicating with other species. We are alike in more ways than we are different. I think that is the essence of this biography. Beautiful beautiful pictures. They alone are worth the trip to the library.

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Mercius
Dec 05, 2010

This is a fantastic read for anyone who loves big cats (or any animals). He’s a fantastic person who has lived a very interesting life working with Lions, Hyenas, and many other animals.

Also, as strange as it sound, I think it helped me understand my puppy a little better.

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