A pot-pourri of humorous animal anecdotes concocted by the famous wildlife lover, leading conservationist and award-winning author, Gerald Durrell. Hectic, hilarious days at his Jersey zoo and forays to various corners of the earth to rescue animal species in danger of extinction provide a series of wonderful stories that are wry, witty and wonderful. Apes get loose, tigers get pregnant and women fall by the droves for a handsome zoo keeper. Endearingly funny, occasionally outrageous, "Catch me a Colobos" is classic Gerald Durrell.… (more)
A big and rather beautiful tree grew a couple of hundred yards from the verandah just below us. There was a crash and a scuffle amongst the leaves. And then, suddenly, it seemed as thought the whole tree had burst into bloom, a bloom of monkeys. They were Red and Black Colobus, and they were the most breathtaking sight.
Another pot-pourri of animal anecdotes, based on hectic days at the author's Jersey zoo and his forays to various corners of the earth to rescue animal species in danger of extinction. - Sunday Telegraph
His best book for some time...only the Marx brothers could do justice to the chimpanzee breakout at Christmas dinner time. - The Times