Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched : Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
Kicked Bitten and Scratched Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers Author:Amy Sutherland An invitation into the magical, grueling, and virtually unknown world of exotic animal training — Behind the imposing gate of the Exotic Animal Training Program at Californias Moorpark College lies a kingdom full of small mysteries, deep passions, and a camel that shoots hoops. Each year a select group of students descends on this te... more »aching zoo to learn an improbable talent: how to communicate with animals. The only school of its kind, Moorpark pushes the limits of all the enrolled as they master hundreds of Latin species names and zoonotic diseases, all while hosing down cages at dawn and noting that Zulu the mandrill takes his morning juice in a paper cup never plastic. The alumni of this elite program hold the most coveted positions at the worlds finest zoos, aquariums, and sanctuaries. They are also the trainers who work in television and film, bringing Moorparks enlightened methods to the business of animals for hire. Author Amy Sutherland returns with the same impassioned voice that made her debut, Cookoff, such a delight. Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched is a fascinating look at a little-known profession for animal lovers everywhere.« less
Most animal books are filled with warm heart tugging stories, this book is written by a journalist and you can tell. It is very straight forward and dry, almost like a text book giving the facts and information behind EATM. I was hoping for more of a view from one of the students rather than an outsiders view. I don't know that I would recommend it to people who like animal stories...