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Author DeYoung, Bud.

Title It's a wild life : how my life became a zoo / Bud DeYoung with Cindy Martinusen Coloma.

Publication Info. Aurora : Medallion Press, Inc., 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  B DEY    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  590.73 DEYOUNG    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Pursuing your passion includes a whole lot of crap. For Bud DeYoung, that's about two hundred pounds a day! Since childhood, Bud had a passion for animals. As an adult, that passion led to the rescue of a bear who lived in his family's house, then more animals crowding for space, until Bud eventually built an entire private zoo around his home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Along the way, a regular visitor named Carrie joined her passion for animals with Bud's. Together they now educate the public about animal conservation, battle the harsh winters and blazing summers, and daily dole out love to the hundreds of rescued animals in their care. Meanwhile, they teach by example how to make the world a better place while pursuing their passion. Welcome to the fascinating, heartwarming journey of one man, one woman, and an amazing cast of critters, whose stories will warm your soul. Welcome to the wild life of the DeYoung Family Zoo. "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part One. The Passion -- Early Rising -- The Call of the Wild -- Stepping Forward -- Chimp Rescues -- Passion in Pain -- Good-byes and New Beginnings -- Moving North -- Building Life and Facing Antlers -- Love of Bears -- Part Two. The Price -- The Sign -- Winter's Sting -- The Big Step Out -- Big Cat Carrie -- Mishaps and Learning Curves -- Fifteen Minutes of Fame -- An African Hippo in the Upper Peninsula -- Real Structure for Real Dreams -- The Strength of a Backbone -- Letting Go -- Regrets and Moving On -- Part Three. The Purpose -- Hope in the Air -- The Wolf Test -- Wolf Pack -- The Three-Legged Wolf -- Nala the "Pet" Lioness -- Saving Lost Causes -- Animal Swaps and Bud's Birds -- The Rescues -- And They Kept Coming -- Saving Bob and Gunther -- The Haitian Priest -- New Ideas and Other Zoos -- How It All Comes Back -- Beyond Our Dreams -- Letters from Our Visitors.
Subject DeYoung, Bud.
DeYoung, Bud -- Family.
DeYoung Family Zoo (Wallace, Menominee County, Mich.)
Zoo keepers -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula -- Biography.
Zoos -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula.
Wildlife rescue -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula.
Animal sanctuaries -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula.
Added Author Coloma, Cindy, 1970-
ISBN 9781605426372 hardcover alkaline paper
1605426377 hardcover alkaline paper

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