Moos' Blog

Biodiversity Counts!
Observations and opinions concerning zoos, evolution, nature conservation and the way we treat/support the ecosystems which are supposed to serve us.


We bought a Zoo

published 25 December 2011 | modified 18 December 2016

Finished the book of Benjamin Mee "We bought a Zoo"; Interesting memoirs of a journalist and his family buying the Zoo in Dartmoor. A family with absolutely no experience with zoo management whatsoever, and nevertheless they seem to pull it off; putting this run-down zoo on the map again; It never becomes clear why they decided to buy this zoo in the first place, unless the urge to do something extraordinary and worthwhile is the right motivation. A good read.


Tags: zoo | book | Mee

Related blogs

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map


"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.


about zoos and their mission regarding breeding endangered species, nature conservation, biodiversity and education, which of course relates to the evolution of species.
Follow me on: