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We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Changed Their Lives Forever

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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.

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In the tradition of "Marley & Me" comes an unforgettable memoir about the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy, in this chronicle of the Mee family's purchase of the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside.

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awalla, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by awalla)
Rarely does a story such as this come to the attention of so many people. True, its not every day that someone buys a zoo, but whether it's a zoo, an old movie theater, or an old storefront for which you always had the dream of creating a used book store, Benjamin Mee's story is about having a wild and crazy dream and seeing it come true despite all of the trials and major heartbreak along the way. Even after reading the story, its amazing to me that he and his partners and employees actually pulled it off - they actually bought, refurbished, and opened a zoo to great success. A thrilling story and the best book I read in 2011.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781602860957
Author:
Mee, Benjamin
Publisher:
Weinstein Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.64x6.06x.73 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of "Marley & Me" comes an unforgettable memoir about the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy, in this chronicle of the Mee family's purchase of the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside.
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