The animals rise up everywhere -- from Chernobyl to the Gulf Oil Spill -- to save the environment. This illustrated novel is for teenagers on up. This novel can educate and inform about the animals and what they believe are the terrible things happening to their lives, their food, and the planet's future. Old Eddie, the wisest pachyderm at the National Zoo, is the hero of this book. Virtually all animals, birds and fish rise to the challenge, but the birds of prey try to thwart Old Eddie and his allies. The birds of prey do not believe the stories about the possible extinction of life on the planet. They believe there will merely be a cornucopia of corpses, on which they can dine until the cows come home.