- Narrated by: Joe Vaz
- Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
- Release date: 12-01-21
The Accidental Invasion of Baghdad Zoo AudioBook Summary
There is hope in chaos. Immerse yourself in the humanity and jeopardy of saving animals in post-invasion Baghdad. As the desperation of tigers, lions, and a sun-roasted pelican inspired compassionate American soldiers, Iraqis, and conservationists to improvise audacious animal rescues, the city simmered, then boiled. The Accidental Invasion of Baghdad Zoo is not just a zoo story; it is a journey into the manic layers of modern Iraq.
The addictive energy of Baghdad comes to life through uplifting missions, tragedy, unshakable camaraderie, suicide bombings, unexpected comedy, Iraqi hospitality, and political adventurism. For a year, abandoned palace menageries, Green Zone politicking, raw violence, Saddam Hussein’s stolen Arabian horses, wounded bears, and checkpoint puppies spiraled the recovery into animal welfare theater.