High Hills and Wild Goats: Life Among the Animals of the Hai-Bar Wildlife Refuge

Bill Clark, Author Little Brown and Company $19.45 (228p) ISBN 978-0-316-14600-5
Herding oryx (a species of antelope) and training onagers (wild asses), all raised in captivity, to survive in nature requires innovative, persevering zoological management. Clark ( The Paper Ark ) accomplished these tasks at Hai-Bar Arava. This refuge in the desert of southern Israel engages in an unusual program--reestablishing beasts of biblical times on their home ground. Obtaining stock from zoos and other captive populations throughout the world, scientists breed and ultimately return to nature ostriches, gazelles, addax, ibex, wild goats, sheep and assorted birds of prey. A predator-restoration program is also underway, involving desert wolves, caracals and leopards. Clark offers a wealth of animal lore along with information about this exciting wildlife project. Photos not seen by PW. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
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