We Bought a Zoo: the amazing true story of a young family, a broken down zoo, and the 200 wild animals that changed their lives forever

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The author describes how he uprooted his family to the English countryside and purchased a dilapidated zoo, which he planned to refurbish and reopen as a family business, a scheme complicated by a lack of money and his wife's devastating illness.
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display_description When Benjamin Mee decided to uproot his family and move them to an unlikely new home—a dilapidated zoo where more than 200 exotic animals would be their new neighbors—his friends and colleagues thought he was crazy. Mee’s dream was to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. The grand reopening was scheduled for spring, but there was much work to be done and none of it easy for the novice zookeepers. Tigers broke loose, money was tight, the staff grew skeptical, and family tensions reached a boiling point.

Then tragedy struck. Katherine, Ben’s wife, had a recurrence of a brain tumor, forcing Benjamin and his two young children to face the heartbreak of illness and the devastating loss of a wife and mother. But inspired by the memory of Katherine and the healing power of the incredible family of animals they had grown to love; Benjamin and his kids resolved to move forward, and today the zoo is a thriving success.

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subject_facet Brain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography, Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Mee, Benjamin, Zoo directors -- Great Britain -- Biography, Zoos -- England -- Dartmoor
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title_full We Bought a Zoo The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever, We Bought a Zoo The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed T, We bought a zoo [electronic resource] : the amazing true story of a young family, a broken down zoo, and the 200 wild animals that changed their lives forever / by Benjamin Mee, We bought a zoo [sound recording] : the amazing true story of a young family, a broken down zoo, and the 200 wild animals that changed their lives forever / by Benjamin Mee
title_short We Bought a Zoo
title_sub the amazing true story of a young family, a broken down zoo, and the 200 wild animals that changed their lives forever
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