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ITEM# 12019838
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    ITEM#: 12019838

    The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo–already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted inThe 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 9781602860957
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 261
    Publisher Date 2009-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Weinstein Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mee, Benjamin
    Country of Origin United States

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