Betty White’s award-winning career in television and film has included iconic roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. The president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, and a trustee since 1971, she received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Humane Award in 1987. Since 1974 she has served on the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association; she was a zoo commissioner for eight years. Betty lives in Brentwood, California, with her golden retriever, Pontiac.
America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Betty White shares intimate, funny, and enlightening stories about her very best friends in the world…
All her life, Betty White has had a menagerie of pets, many of them rescued, and has donated countless hours and resources to animal welfare. Animals are her passion, and that passion extends to zoos and their importance for the conservation of species and for offering humans the ability to witness the grandeur and variety of these magnificent animals from around the world.
Betty & Friends is a love letter to those zoos, to their dedicated workers, and especially to the animals in them—from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks; to Bruno the orangutan, who flaunts his affections for Betty; to Jacob the boa, who loves a good hug. Gaining access to this majestic world through Betty’s eyes and her inimitable words is a beautiful thing indeed for animal lovers and Betty White lovers of all ages.
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