'When you have a large collection of animals to transport from one end of the world to the other you cannot, as a lot of people seem to think, just hoist them aboard the nearest ship and set off with a gay wave of your hand.'Gerald Durrell and his wife are the proud owners of a small zoo on the island of Jersey.
But there's one thing that's better than a small zoo - a bigger one!
So Durrell heads off to South America to collect more animals.Along windswept Patagonian shores and in Argentine tropical forests, he encounters a range of animals from penguins to elephant seals.
But as always, he is drawn to those rare and interesting creatures which he hopes will thrive and breed in captivity . . .Told with enthusiasm and without sentimentality, Gerald Durrell's The Whispering Land is an often hilarious but always inspiring foray into the South American wilds.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/09/2012
- Category: Wildlife: general interest
- ISBN: 9780241955840