Published in England in 2008, this book is no longer in print.
A book of the world famous Chester Zoo and the family who founded it.
Reared in Chester Zoo traces the story of the development of the Chester Zoo through the life of June Mottershead, younger daughter of George Mottershead, who conceived and founded the Zoo in 1931.
Through June's eyes and thoughts we understand how what most people at the time considered a crazy and intrusive idea, became a reality. George Mottershead's vision of a zoo without bars was conceived in the depths of the Great Depression, and had to endure the tumult of World War II as it struggled into existence.
The influence of the Mottershead family, and the Zoo they created, is profound, and has not only pioneered the concept of Zoos without bars, but also the captive breeding of threatened species.
So if you want to read a positive story of a Zoo, this book is a great read.
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