"Elephant Speak" book provides a glimpse into the life of a devoted elephant keeper


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Mon, 03/02/2020 - 5:45pm


The story of Roger Henneous, whose career as Senior Zookeeper spanned over 30 years, is one of humility and a love for animals. His devotion to the care of elephants is detailed in the book, Elephant Speak: A Devoted Keeper’s Life Among the Herd.

KBOO’s Daniel Conway spoke with author Melissa Crandall about this story, and the importance of the work of elephant keepers like Henneous in zoos.

Crandall will be reading from her book at Powell's City of Books in Portland on March 4th.

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