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Title Kindred beings : what seventy-three chimpanzees taught me about life, love, and connection [text (large print)] / by Sheri Speede.
Author Speede, Sheri.
Summary Sheri Speede always knew that she wanted to advocate for animals. But it was not until she was transporting a chimpanzee away from a biomedical facility in Cameroon that veterinarian Dr. Speede discovered her true calling. She went on to found a forested home for captive and orphaned chimpanzees. This compelling story of that journey reveals the profound resilience and emotional complexity of both the apes and the woman who loved them.
Contents Introduction -- Road to Cameroon -- Commitment -- At the Atlantic Beach Hotel -- Mean streets -- The Mbargue Forest -- Shackled -- The village -- Nothing works, but it all works out -- Forced seizure -- Who's the boss? -- Fateful alliances -- Challenges on my side of the fence -- Pregnancy and motherhood -- Dorothy finds her strength -- The unspeakable -- Heroes -- Necessary trade-offs -- Farewelll to our sassy girl -- Dorothy's legacy -- Epilogue.


Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
Edition Large print edition.
Description 403 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Chimpanzees -- Behavior.
Cognition in animals.
Large type books.
ISBN 9781410465269