World's Greatest Lion

Helfer, Ralph (Book - 2012)
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World's Greatest Lion

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From the creators of The World's Greatest Elephant comes the real-life story of the MGM Studios Lion. Perhaps the most recognizable Hollywood animal--outside of Lassie--is "Leo the Lion," MGM Studios' famous mascot. For decades his image introduced hundreds of motion pictures, and Zamba the lion acted in dozens more. But he wasn't always a Hollywood star, and he certainly proved to be much more. This real-life story of Zamba, told by world-renowned animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer and Caldecott Honor recipient Ted Lewin, follows the famous lion from an orphaned cub in Africa to iconic Hollywood actor. But Zamba's greatest role wasn't scripted and it certainly wasn't captured on film. In 1969, the canyon that housed Ralph Helfer's animal ranch was ravaged by floods. As death claimed many of the animals, dozens were led to safety by one heroic lion. Zamba's story, beautifully told and illustrated, is one that will entertain and inspire--both cubs and lions.
Authors: Helfer, Ralph
Title: World's greatest lion
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
Local Note: 1 15 53 57 67 69 71 73 79 80 118 148 150 151 210 211 226 231 242 250
Additional Contributors: Lewin, Ted
ISBN: 9780399254178
Statement of Responsibility: Ralph Helfer ; illustrated by Ted Lewin
Subject Headings: Zamba (Lion) Juvenile literature. Lion California Los Angeles Biography Juvenile literature. Animals in motion pictures California Los Angeles Biography Juvenile literature. Helfer, Ralph Juvenile literature. Animal trainers California Los Angeles Biography Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Zamba (Lion)
Animals in motion pictures
Animal trainers
LCCN: 2011020681
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