Sailing with Noah, Stories from the World of Zoos, by Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner, President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo is an intensely personal, behind-the-scenes look at modern zoos. Bonner explores the role of zoos in today's society and their future as institutions of education, conservation and research. Written in a lively, accessible style, he relates a variety of true stories about animals and those who care for them, offering his perspective on heavily-publicized incidents and describing less-known events with compassion and humor.

From the day-to-day aspects of caring for some of the world's most exotic creatures to the role of zoos as field conservation organizations, this book takes the reader on an incredible journey that begins within the zoo and continues around the globe. Everyone, from zoo visitors to animal lovers to professional conservationists, will be fascinated by this extraordinary book.

To read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch interview with Dr. Bonner, see It's not all happening at the zoo.

Order Your Own Copy

Sailing with Noah retails for $22.50 (paperback). Place an order online, or call (314) 646-4779. Shipping and handling charges apply for mailed orders. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping. Books are also available at all Zoo gift shops.

Dr. Bonner will split the royalties from this book between the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute and the American Zoo & Aquarium Association Conservation Endowment Fund.