zooMom

 

Can you imagine taking a gorilla

on a road trip?

 

Or sharing your dinner table

with a growing orangutan?

 

Or walking a lion cub on a leash?

 

Arlene Scheunemann’s “wild” family life, raising teenagers and primates in the same house, is the subject of Zoo Mom: The Life Story of Arlene Scheunemann, available¬† for $17.95 at Garden Safari Gifts.¬†

The late Arlene Scheunemann did it all during her years as a Como Zoo docent, responsible for the care and feeding of dozens of zoo babies in the days before Como had the facilities to care for infant animals. Scheunemann’s “wild” family life, raising teenagers and primates in the same house, is the subject of Zoo Mom: The Life of Arlene Scheunemann, a new biography¬† released in May 2014.