Author Event and Book Signing-Ann Southcombe
Ann Southcombe's dedication and passion for animals has stretched over forty years and has taken her to the wilds of the Amazon, the undersea world of Hawaii, and the beautiful forested mountains of Oregon. During her career, she raised seven captive gorillas; she was the teacher to Michael, the companion of Koko, the gorilla; and to Chantek, the signing orangutan.
An early pioneer who provided enrichment for captive animals, her name belongs on the same list as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Penny Patterson for the work she has done to raise awareness of the importance of our relationships to our "non-human kin."
Join us Saturday August 17th from 11:00AM-2:00PM for a book signing of TALES FROM GORILLA GIRL, Ms. Southcombe's touching memoir about the many animals she has shared her life with.