It's World Orangutan Day! Celebrate these endangered animals by reading Karen's Heart, the true story of an orangutan who underwent open-heart surgery, the first of its kind performed on a great ape. Thanks to her team of dedicated veterinarians, caretakers, and cardiologists from UCSD Medical Center, Karen is alive and well at the San Diego Zoo, where you can visit her and see her doing her famous somersaults. She is yet another success story in San Diego Zoo Global's mission to end extinction. To purchase Karen's Heart (or any other books in the Hope & Inspiration series), visit https://swphmarketplace.com/collections/series-hope-and-inspiration.
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The latest book in the Hope & Inspiration Series with the San Diego Zoo, Saving Moka, by Georgeanne Irvine, tells the tale of a tiger cub who was confiscated from wildlife smugglers at the US/Mexico border. Some of you may remember hearing about this adorable cub on the news several years ago.
We are so fortunate to have such dedicated wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park who save these endangered animals from wildlife traffickers. Moka faced many physical challenges and would not have survived without their expertise and care.
I am very fortunate to work so closely with the San Diego Zoo and serve as the editor for this award-winning series of books. I do not have the expertise to care for these animals directly, but it is my honor to be able to help tell their stories.
You can read more about Saving Moka in the San Diego Times, and to learn more about the Hope & Inspiration series, visit the series website. To purchase any book from the series, visit the San Diego Zoo's online store. Saving Moka will be available for purchase next month.