Abraham Dee Bartlett knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his life working with animals. But in Victorian London, there weren’t many jobs that provided the opportunity to do that. Still, Abraham spent years gaining knowledge and pursuing his dream until he eventually became superintendent in the London Zoo.Driven by his compassion for animals, Abraham dramatically improved the conditions of the zoo. He created balanced diets for the animals and began to realize the importance of having habitats for his animals that were similar to their natural environments. His steadfast dedication ensured that the animals could be both happy and healthy.
The book features bonus material – including a timeline, author’s note, and further reading list. Fur, Fins, and Feathers brings to life the little-known story of the man who helped to create the modern zoo.
Hardcover picture book – poster, postcard and discussion guide available.