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The Resource Father of lions, Louise Callaghan

Father of lions, Louise Callaghan

Label
Father of lions
Title
Father of lions
Statement of responsibility
Louise Callaghan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 2014 and 2017, the 'Islamic State' ruled the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, killing 'traitors', destroying books and oppressing women. But miraculously, in a park on the eastern edge of the Tigris, a zoo was kept open. Father of Lions is the story of Mosul Zoo. It survived under the stern hand of Abu Laith, the zookeeper, a man with an interesting past and a lifelong animal lover. His real name was Imad, but for as long as he could remember everyone had called him by his nickname, Abu Laith - 'Father of Lions'. And the lions and bears survived not only two years of Isis occupation, but starvation and bombardment by liberating forces. As the animals began to starve, Abu Laith and his family and helpers went hungry to keep them alive. They risked their lives to pick through bins for leftovers in Isis-occupied neighbourhoods. In a final heroic effort, the surviving animals were smuggled out of Iraq in a daring rescue operation. This is a story of human decency in the midst of barbarism
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1990-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callaghan, Louise
Dewey number
590.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laith, Abu
  • Zoo keepers
  • Zoos
  • Animal rescue
  • Mosul (Iraq)
  • Mosul (Iraq)
Label
Father of lions, Louise Callaghan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"How one man defied ISIS and saved Mosul Zoo"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066141165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 383 pages
Isbn
9781789544541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1122937014
Label
Father of lions, Louise Callaghan
Publication
Note
"How one man defied ISIS and saved Mosul Zoo"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066141165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 383 pages
Isbn
9781789544541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1122937014

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