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By Jennifer S. Holland

Unlikely Friendships is the exceptional New York Times bestseller that’s spent forty four weeks at the record and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It exhibits the facility of friendship.” Now its writer, Jennifer Holland, who writes approximately animal relationships with perception, compassion, and a great narrative contact, explores animal attachments that, in human phrases, can in basic terms be referred to as love.

Packed with appealing, breathtaking full-color images, Unlikely Loves is a party of affection among species. listed below are tales of parental love, just like the Dalmatian who moms a child lamb―a lamb that simply occurs to be white with black spots! tales of playful love, together with the fox and the hound who turn into inseparable. And tales of orphaned animals who've chanced on family-like ties in unforeseen mixtures, just like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and different animals in her walks round the Oregon Zoo.

Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from all over the world, monitoring down firsthand resources and eyewitnesses. The tales are written with journalistic integrity and detail―and continually full of the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

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