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We Bought a Zoo : The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Changed Their Lives Forever
by Benjamin Mee


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The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in "The Guardian."

In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home: a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in "The Guardian."

In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home: a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside. Mee had a dream to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. His friends and colleagues thought he was crazy.

But in 2006, Mee and his wife with their two children, his brother, and his 76-year-old mother moved into the Dartmoor Wildlife Park. Their extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety Alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man, but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar and would-be ninja, who has devised a long term escape plan and implemented it.

Nothing was easy, given the family s lack of experience as zookeepers, and what follows is a magical exploration of the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy. "We Bought a Zoo" is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781602860957
  • ISBN-10: 1602860955
  • Publisher: Weinstein Books
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 304


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