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The Resource The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue, Dyan deNapoli

The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue, Dyan deNapoli

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The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue
Title
The great penguin rescue
Title remainder
40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue
Statement of responsibility
Dyan deNapoli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On June 23, 2000, a ship en route from Brazil to China foundered off the coast of South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Local conservation officials immediately launched a massive rescue operation, and 12,500 volunteers from around the globe rushed to South Africa in hopes of saving the imperiled birds. Serving as a rehabilitation manager during the initial phase of the three-month effort, Dyan deNapoli--better known as "the Penguin Lady" for her extensive work with penguins--and fellow volunteers de-oiled, nursed back to health, and released into the wild nearly all of the over 19,000 affected birds. Now, at the tenth anniversary of the disaster, deNapoli recounts the extraordinary story of the world's largest and most successful wildlife rescue.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeNapoli, Dyan
Dewey number
  • 639.9/78470968
  • 363.737
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.S473
LC item number
D46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African penguin
  • Oil spills and wildlife
  • Wildlife rescue
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Penguins
  • DeNapoli, Dyan
Label
The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue, Dyan deNapoli
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-292) and index
Contents
Wing to wing--20,000 oiled penguins -- Dolphin dreams and penguin pursuits--the seeds are planted -- Penguins--waddling wonders -- African penguins--a species on the brink -- Disaster strikes--the Treasure sinks -- The big cleanup--oil, oil everywhere -- Penguins in crisis--the world responds -- An impassioned plea--getting the call to help -- Salt River--birth of a rescue center -- The grueling work continues--the emotional and physical toll -- Angels in oilskins--12,500 dedicated volunteers -- Toothbrushes and dishwashing liquid--cleaning the oiled penguins -- Peter, Pamela, and Percy's long swim home--the world anxiously watches -- Thirty-five hundred hungry mouths to feed--raising the abandoned chicks -- SANCCOB--thigh biting and other hazards -- Robbery at gunpoint--our allegiance is tested -- Leaving the penguins behind--a difficult departure -- Hope on the horizon--the penguins survive and thrive -- Freedom for the remaining penguins--the rescue draws to a close -- The lucky survivors--how did they fare? -- Life after the rescue--the mission continues
Control code
ocn555641415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
307 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9781439148174
Lccn
2010017156
Other physical details
col. ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439148174
  • (OCoLC)555641415
Label
The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue, Dyan deNapoli
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-292) and index
Contents
Wing to wing--20,000 oiled penguins -- Dolphin dreams and penguin pursuits--the seeds are planted -- Penguins--waddling wonders -- African penguins--a species on the brink -- Disaster strikes--the Treasure sinks -- The big cleanup--oil, oil everywhere -- Penguins in crisis--the world responds -- An impassioned plea--getting the call to help -- Salt River--birth of a rescue center -- The grueling work continues--the emotional and physical toll -- Angels in oilskins--12,500 dedicated volunteers -- Toothbrushes and dishwashing liquid--cleaning the oiled penguins -- Peter, Pamela, and Percy's long swim home--the world anxiously watches -- Thirty-five hundred hungry mouths to feed--raising the abandoned chicks -- SANCCOB--thigh biting and other hazards -- Robbery at gunpoint--our allegiance is tested -- Leaving the penguins behind--a difficult departure -- Hope on the horizon--the penguins survive and thrive -- Freedom for the remaining penguins--the rescue draws to a close -- The lucky survivors--how did they fare? -- Life after the rescue--the mission continues
Control code
ocn555641415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
307 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9781439148174
Lccn
2010017156
Other physical details
col. ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439148174
  • (OCoLC)555641415

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