Animals Are Like That

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Animals Are Like That!
first edition cover (1939)
Author Frank Buck
Carol Weld
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Robert M. McBride
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 240
Preceded by On Jungle Trails
Followed by All In A Lifetime

Animals Are Like That! was Frank Buck’s sixth book, which continued his stories of capturing exotic animals.[1] If you should find yourself with a monkey or ape on your hands and no knowledge of what to do with it, Buck tells co-author Carol Weld, just treat it like a child. And the elephant, like a man in the tropics, needs a sheltered siesta in mid-afternoon because he is susceptible to sunstroke. Monkeys pick up human ways and copy them. But you should never, never trust a tiger, any more than you should trust a crocodile.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

"Buck describes the animals in their native haunts, the capture of some of them, their characteristics, and their reactions in captivity...filled with adventure and odd bits of animal lore." Booklist 36:170 Jan 1, 1940
"The vast legion of Frank Buck's followers will find Animals Are Like That thoroughly enjoyable and instructive reading. When the author doesn't know the answer to some more intangible animal trait he frankly admits his deficiency; but this happens infrequently. Mr. Buck has selected a large number of excellent illustrations..." Springfield Republican p10 Nov 29, 1939
"A fascinating study of animal traits." The Montreal Gazette - Dec 9, 1939


  1. ^ Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN 0896725820. 
  2. ^ But Never, Never Trust a Tiger. New York Times. Feb 4, 1940, p 85.