Zoo Tails (Paperback)

Oliver 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. 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.


Product Details

  • Product code: ALWBA
  • ISBN: 9780857502605
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: Thu Dec 04 00:00:00 GMT 2014
  • Book points: 7

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