Menagerie Manor

Product Number: EB00691566
Released: Dec 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504042604
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

The beloved naturist and author of My Family and Other Animals shares the pleasures and pitfalls of opening a zoo on the English Channel Island of Jersey. Spurred by his passion for animals and a lifelong dream, in the spring of 1959 Gerald Durrell opened the Jersey Zoo-now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park-on the grounds of an old manor house. The menagerie provided a safe habitat for rare and endangered species and exposed its human visitors to the wonders of nature. Dealing with escapee animals and overdrawn bank accounts, Durrell soon discovered that owning and operating a fledgling zoo was no easy task. But despite the setbacks, these charming, often hilarious stories make clear that, for Durrell, ensuring the park's success and helping the creatures he loved so dearly was worth any obstacle. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Series: Zoo Memoirs Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Dec 20, 2016

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