THE NEW NOAH by Gerald M. Durrell
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This well-known naturalist is the author of several accounts for adults about his adventures in capturing animals. Here he has recounted a number of incidents which should be of particular interest to young readers. In a series of intriguing essays, he has described a number of unusual little beasts which were trapped in a variety of ways in Africa and South America, and which included such out of the ordinary specimens as two baby red river hogs, a mangabey, a pigmy anteater, and a pipa toad. Details about the complications involved in feeding and maintaining these animals are also included. A lively and fascinating introduction to the work of the zoologists who bring 'em back alive. Amusing pen and ink sketches of the animals in action are by Ralph Thomson.

Publisher: Viking