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Ivan: The Remarkable True story of a Shopping Mall Gorilla

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Category: Elementary Non-Fiction, Picture Books

By Katherine Applegate & G. Brian Karas, 2014

Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact.  This is his true story!