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Dr. Mark Goldstein shares lessons he learned working with animals

In his career that spans over 40 years, Goldstein has amassed some incredible stories, some of which he tells in his new book "Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity."

SAN DIEGO — Former zoo director and head of the San Diego Humane Humane Society, Dr. Mark Goldstein has a new book that talks about what he has learned in his 40 years of animal care. In addition to the insights, the book also has plenty of stories that readers won’t believe! From almost being killed by a mother elephant to performing a surgery on a goldfish, Dr. Goldstein has seen almost everything.

An exciting week! "Lions and Tigers and Hamsters" is released this week. I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive as I pursued this journey to bring attention to my belief that "Caring...