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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.
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From the age of two, Gerald Durrell was fascinated by zoology, over the years assembling a large, and not altogether savory, collection of pets, strays, and specimens. As his unofficial zoo grew, so did his family's discomfort. The solution was to find another, more permanent outlet for his passion. So in 1945 he joined Whipsnadea new concept in open-range animal exhibitsas a student keeper, with Albert the lion, Babs the polar bear, and a baby Pre David's deer among his first charges. In this entertaining history, he recaptures all the passion that permeated those early years, while conveying his insight into and affection for both four- and two-footed creatures. This is Durrell at his zoophilic best.About the Author:
Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2006, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike.
The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.
'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' Sir David Attenborough
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110006341616
Book Description Fontana Press, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0006341616
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