When the Last Lion Roars

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Aug 2018

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Thank you Sara Evans. Wonderful and thoughtful book. Well researched and well written. I don't think there are easy solutions when it comes to the "wild" and civilization. There truly are very few wild places left on earth and , sadly, most of wild nature is in areas humans now inhabit. I wish the human race could just round up all the endangered creatures and put them someplace safe, away from big game hunters, nature preserves, zoos, etc...some place they can live their lives without us intruding on them. Not going to happen, but it's a nice dream.
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It's crazy to read about a creature that has been around my entire lifetime to think that it could go extinct. This book illustrates the problem and I thoroughly enjoyed reading other's experience with lions.
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What a beautiful and absolutely crushing account of the history and fate of one of Earth's great creatures.  Evans' own emotional investment drips off the pages and makes it impossible for the reader to ignore the wondrous sweep of big cat history and presence.  But my goodness, how wretched are we that we will soon wipe these beasts from existence?  To be honest, I wept.  The science is captivating- I got the same nerdy joy I got reading the now classic The Genius of Birds- but it's Evans' true love and admiration for lions that really sold this book for me.  I will be giving it as a gift to multiple people this holiday.  When the Last Lion Roars is an important and timely read.  If you like cats, history, science, or current events- this one's for you.
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King of the Jungle could be no more. I thought this book was very in depth about lions and what needs to be done to save them.  Mankind and lions must learn to live together and wealthy nations need to put a ban of killing them for trophy’s.  A thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy.  Thoroughly enjoyed the book.  A must read for lion lovers and animal lovers
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