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Zoo Tails - Oliver Graham Jones

Bantam, 2001, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

From the cover: “One puff adder; one antelope; one crocodile. These were the animals on the sick list with which Oliver Graham-Jones was presented on his first day as veterinary officer of London Zoo. It was 1950, and the care of wild animals in zoos was in its infancy. Previously sick animals had been placed in the care of their keepers, kept from public view, and if they didn't respond to traditional medications allowed to pass quietly away. But Oliver was to change all this. A pioneer of many of the techniques now used by vets around the world, he was instrumental in building the first animal hospital, and in moving London Zoo away from its Victorian past into the high-tech world of modern veterinary medicine.”
Number of Pages: 195
Introduction: Desmond Morris