Beasts in My Belfry
Gerald Durrell would one day become a much-loved conservationist. In Beasts in My Belfryhe 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 buff alo enclosure or attempting to cajole a skittish gnu into a transportation crate, life in the zoo is certainly never boring.
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Review: Beasts In My BelfryUser Review - Jan - Goodreads
I love these Gerald Durrell stories of his life before he opened his Zoo in Jersey. These detailed his first real job, as a zoo keeper at Whipsnade zoo in the 1950's. His introduction to all of the different animal categories, and what drove his desire to open his own zoo. Read full review
Review: Beasts In My BelfryUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
Entertaining first experiences working in a zoo 60 plus years ago in England. Read full review