ZEEBONGO: The Wacky Wild Animal Business by Frederik J. Zeehandelaar

ZEEBONGO: The Wacky Wild Animal Business

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of the world's busiest exporters of wild animals, Mr. Zeehandelaar celebrates his own career with the same frenzy with which he conducts his international operations. Following a brief and breezy recap of how it all started after emigration from his native Holland during the war years, Mr. Zeehandelaar spells out the difficulties and excitements of his profession: intricate negotiations between supplier and buyer; the precautions necessary, and mischances involved in, transporting animals; animal hunting methods. Predictably there are gripes and sideswipes at zoo administration, or outmoded quarantine and trade restrictions. Although he professes concern for the protection and safety of animals, there are those who might censure Mr. Z. for his apparent lack of interest in the exploitation of wild animals for widespread commercial sale as pets (although he does offer warnings about the suitability of various species). But Mr. Zeehandelaar is a topnotch businessman and there's nothing wacky about that.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1971
Publisher: Prentice-Hall