Gerald Durrell would one day become a much-loved conservationist. "In Beasts in My Belfry" he takes his first step towards fulfilling his ambition in this charming account of his job as a student keeper at Whipsnade Park in 1945. The eager young Durrell observes his co-workers and animal charges alike, including Albert, the ventriloquist lion, who amuses himself by jumping out at people. Whether getting dirty mucking out the buffalo enclosure or attempting to cajole a skittish gnu into a transportation crate, life in the zoo is certainly never boring.
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Gerald Durrell lived in Corfu with his family as a boy and immediately became fascinated by the island's natural history; these years are famously documented in My Family and Other Animals. His lifetime's work began with expeditions to collect endangered animals from all over the world and bring them to his breeding sanctuary. This evolved into the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which operates conservation programmes worldwide, carrying on Gerald Durrell's mission to save species from extinction.
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Book Description Fontana. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0006136435I5N00
Book Description Book Club Associates, 1974. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85651313
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Book Description Fontana, 1974. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Fontana 1974, 1st thus.(#0-00-613643-5) Beasts in My Belfry, by Gerald Durrell. . The author recaptures all the fun of his childhood years collecting a large number of animals as pets. As his unofficial zoo grew, his only solution was to join Whipsnade as a student keeper . [Zoology, Humor]. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # Abe-830464