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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Chapter 22

By Diane Ackerman

Chapter 22

  • In Winter 1942, Jan brings Ryś a new pet: a hamster.
  • Noting all the animals in their midst, as if this were a new thing at a zoo, Antonina calls her house a "Noah's Ark," and she says this the beginning of "the Hamster Era" (22.18).