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Zoo Tails By Oliver Graham Jones Jones

Zoo Tails by Oliver Graham Jones Jones

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One puff adder, one antelope, one crocodile - This was the list of sick animals presented to Oliver Graham-Jones on his first day as a new vet at London Zoo in 1951.

Zoo Tails Summary

Zoo Tails by Oliver Graham Jones Jones

One puff adder, one antelope, one crocodile - This was the list of sick animals presented to Oliver Graham-Jones on his first day as a new vet at London Zoo in 1951. And his time at the zoo didn't get any less strange or entertaining... There's the time he anaesthetized, and was then chased by, a gorilla; had to capture an angry polar bear in thick fog; performed a colostomy on a python; and fitted a raven in the Tower of London with a wooden leg. And if an animal escaped (more frequently than you might think) or required urgent medical attention, he was always on hand, ready for any eventuality. With his self-deprecating humour, Oliver frequently described himself as quaking with fear, but he was also skilful, brave and, most of all, incredibly caring and kind to his animal patients.

Zoo Tails Reviews

"'This delightful book, written by Britain's most distinguished vet, reminds us that animals think and feel, that they experience loyalty, friendship, sadness and sorrow, and it is a comfort to know there are dedicated people like Graham-Jones who treat then with love and enormous compassion'" * Daily Mail *

About Oliver Graham Jones Jones

In 1951 Oliver Graham-Jones became London Zoo's first inhouse veterinary officer and curator of mammals, and worked there for 15 years, before leaving to become a lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College. It took him seven years to write Zoo Tails.

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GOR007215981
9780857502605
0857502603
Zoo Tails by Oliver Graham Jones Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2015-06-01
208
N/A
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