Hello, My name is Kara Arundel and I am the author of a new book -- Raising America's Zoo -- about the true story of a family of gorillas that lived at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and the zoo's evolution from an antiquated animal park to an internationally respected conservation center. I wrote this book because my father-in-law brought two baby gorillas from Africa in 1955 on a commercial airplane and donated them to the National Zoo. Those gorillas' lives, the lives of their offspring, and the setbacks and victories of the humans who worked to make the gorillas' home at the zoo better during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, are told in this narrative non-fiction. I dedicated the book to people who care for animals and I also included a hidden message in the book. Let me know if you find it! Thank you to everyone who cares for animals.