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The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate may be fiction, but it’s based on a real gorilla who was closed up in a bare cage at a circus-themed shopping mall for 27 years.  I knew it well.  Ivan lived … Continue reading

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Nearly Human (Andrew Grant)

Much has been written about the point in evolutionary history when humans split from other primates, but Nearly Human: A Gorilla’s Guide to Good Living by Andrew Grant [LibraryThing / WorldCat] makes the comparison a bit more personal than DNA … Continue reading

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