ISBN 9788187671534,Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons

Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788187671534

ISBN-10 818767153X


Number of Pages 121 Pages
Language (English)

Literature: special interest

Mauritius, once the home of the ill-fated Dodo (Symbol of Gerald Durrell's Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust), still has amongs its fauna many unique but endangered species, among them Mauritian kestrels, Telfair's skinks, Gunther's geckos and Pink pigeons. When Gerald Durrell went to rescue some of these creatures from extinction, he experienced danger, discomfort and exertion, but he enjoyed himself enormously. And when the trip was over, he had many living trophies for his Jersey sanctuary from where the progeny could be restored, in time, to Mauritius. About the Author Gerald Durrell Born in Jamshedpur, India, Gerald Durrell's family settled on the island of Corfu. Durrell founded the Jersey Zoological Park and the Preservation Trust. He was also awarded the OBE for his services to conservation.