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Gerald Durrell was born in 1925 at Jamshedpur, India. In 1928 his family returned to England and then went to live on the Continent. They settled on the island of Corfu, and during this time he made a special study of zoology and kept a large number of local wild animals as pets. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper and in 1947 he financed, organized and led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He undertook numerous further expeditions, visiting Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Mauritius, Assam and Madagascar. His first television programme, 'Two in the Bush', was made in 1962 when he and his first wife travelled to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. He went on to make seventy programmes out of his trips around the world. In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park, of which he was Director, and in 1964 he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. He was awarded the OBE in 1982.

As a self-described 'champion of small uglies', Durrell dedicated his life to the preservation of wildlife, and it is through his efforts that creatures such as the Mauritius pink pigeon and the Rodrigues fruit bat have avoided extinction. Encouraged to write about his life's work by his novelist brother Lawrence, Durrell published his first book, The Overloaded Ark, in 1953. It soon became a bestseller and he went on to write thirty-six other titles, including My Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, Encounters with Animals, The Drunken Forest, A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land, Menagerie Manor, The Amateur Naturalist, The Aye-Aye and I and, with Lee Durrell, Durrell in Russia.

Gerald Durrell died in 1995. Speaking about him to the Times Charles Secrett, Director of Friends of the Earth, said 'He was one of the first people to wake the world up to what was happening to the environment. His books and programmes helped a whole new generation of environmentalists come into being.'

The Bafut Beagles. By Gerald Durrell
The Bafut Beagles.by Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
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Birds, Beasts & Relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, Beasts & Relativesby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
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The Whispering Land By Gerald Durrell
The Whispering Landby Gerald Durrell
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Rosy is My Relative By Gerald Durrell
Rosy is My Relativeby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
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The Bafut Beagles By Gerald Durrell
The Bafut Beaglesby Gerald Durrell
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Two In The Bush By Gerald Durrell
Two In The Bushby Gerald Durrell
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My Favourite Animal Stories By Gerald Durrell
My Favourite Animal Storiesby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
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Encounters with Animals By Gerald Durrell
Encounters with Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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Three Singles to Adventure By Gerald Durrell
Three Singles to Adventureby Gerald Durrell
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New Noah By Gerald Durrell
New Noahby Gerald Durrell
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The Overloaded Ark. By Gerald Durrell
The Overloaded Ark.by Gerald Durrell
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My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
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The Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
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Two in the Bush By Gerald Durrell
Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell
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A Zoo in My Luggage By Gerald Durrell
A Zoo in My Luggageby Gerald Durrell
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The Whispering Land By Gerald Durrell
The Whispering Landby Gerald Durrell
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Encounters With Animals By Gerald Durrell
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