Adult Nonfiction QL84.6.N3 B46 2010
Summary: For All Who Love animals, nature, and gripping true-life adventures, this African saga is an absolute must-read. The story chronicles the wild creatures and courageous caregivers of the unique Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, where Marieta van der Merwe and her family-former wealthy cattle farmers-have converted their ranch to support and protect embattled wildlife. We meet Sam, the AIDS lion infected by accident at a clinic. Boertjie, a baboon with epilepsy and Down syndrome. Savanna, the one-eyed lioness. Cleo and Pride, a stunning pair of cheetahs. Mischievous babies of numerous species. And Marieta herself, the inspiring proprietor of Harnas, who shares her home with hundreds of needy animals. A survivor of much personal tragedy, Marieta now devotes herself as caregiver and ambassador for African wildlife and wildlands. Written with insight, humor, and thrilling immediacy by Harnas volunteer Barbara Bennett, Soul of a Lion is a richly rewarding and utterly unforgettable experience. Book jacket.
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