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We bought a zoo

by Mee, Benjamin.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 10 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection QL76.5.G72 D37 2008x
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QL76.5.G72 D37 2008x
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 92 Mee
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Biography 92 MEE
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Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 590.73 MEE
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 590.744 M
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 92 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. 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.

Additional Information
Subjects Mee, Benjamin.
Dartmoor Wildlife Park.
Zoos -- England -- Dartmoor.
Zoo directors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Brain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Weinstein Books,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A memoir"--Jacket.
Subtitle on jacket: The amazing true story of a young family, a broken down zoo, and the 200 wild animals that changed their lives forever.
Description 261 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781602860957
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