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Author Durrell, Gerald, 1925-1995.

Title Menagerie Manor / Gerald Durrell.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2016]


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Summary The author of the Corfu Trilogy recounts the delights-and challenges-of opening a private 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Jersey Zoological Park (Trinity, Jersey)
Animal behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Durrell, Gerald, 1925-1995. Menagerie manor. New York : Penguin Books, 2007. 0143038532 (DLC)2006050323
ISBN 9781504042604 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9781504042604
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