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We bought a zoo : the amazing true story of a broken-down zoo, and the 200 animals that changed a family forever / Benjamin Mee.

By: Mee, Benjamin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Bath, England] : Windsor/Paragon, 2009Edition: Large print ed.Description: 290 p. (large print) : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781408430552 (hbk.); 9781408430569 (pbk.).Subject(s): Mee, Benjamin | Dartmoor Wildlife Park | Zoo directors -- Great Britain -- Biography | Zoos -- England -- Dartmoor | Brain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Large type books.DDC classification: 590.73/42353 Summary: In 2006 journalist Benjamin Mee, his wife Katherine and their two young children, moved into a run-down zoo on the edge of Dartmoor and found themselves responsible for 200 animals including tigers, lions, pumas, bears, a tapir and a wolf pack. But tragedy was to strike, for Katherine, again began to experience symptoms of a brain tumour. Ben found himself getting the zoo ready for re-opening, and at the same time having to care for his rapidly deteriorating wife, their children, and their ever-growing menagerie of animals. Benjamin's story is a remarkable tale about the power of family and the triumph of hope over tragedy.
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In 2006 journalist Benjamin Mee, his wife Katherine and their two young children, moved into a run-down zoo on the edge of Dartmoor and found themselves responsible for 200 animals including tigers, lions, pumas, bears, a tapir and a wolf pack. But tragedy was to strike, for Katherine, again began to experience symptoms of a brain tumour. Ben found himself getting the zoo ready for re-opening, and at the same time having to care for his rapidly deteriorating wife, their children, and their ever-growing menagerie of animals. Benjamin's story is a remarkable tale about the power of family and the triumph of hope over tragedy.

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