The Stationary Ark

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‘What we tried to do in Jersey is create a new sort of zoo. I think we have succeeded.’

In this important book Gerald Durrell describes his battles to create his vision of a new sort of zoo at Jersey with descriptions of his successes and failures with a liberal sprinkling of zoo animal tales on the way. Much of Gerald Durrell's long-standing basic captive breeding and conservation vision, which may, in a new century, seem almost obvious, is set out here along with prophecies - just one almost throwaway instance: ‘In our next step, we plan to form the Trust into a kind of mini-university of wildlife husbandry and breeding’.

About Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2016, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. " " " " The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK. " " " " 'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' Sir David Attenborough

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My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
Fillets of Plaice
Fillets of Plaice
Rosy is My Relative
Rosy is My Relative
Two in the Bush
Two in the Bush
Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
The New Noah
The New Noah
Catch Me a Colobus
Catch Me a Colobus
Menagerie Manor
Menagerie Manor
The Ark's Anniversary
The Ark's Anniversary
Ark on the Move
Ark on the Move
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
Three Singles to Adventure
Three Singles to Adventure
Beasts in My Belfry
Beasts in My Belfry
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
The Drunken Forest
The Drunken Forest