A Tiger by the Tail A History of Auckland Zoo 1922-1992

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A Tiger by the Tail A History of Auckland Zoo 1922-1992

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A tiger by the tail a history of Auckland Zoo 1922-1992
By Derek wood

Card cove very good condition 1992 first edition, 171 pages

Ever since its opening 70 years ago, Auckland Zoo has been one of the best-loved features of the city for both Aucklanders and for visitors. In this book, Derek Wood, a former director of the zoo, has compiled a fascinating account of the zoo’s history from its chance beginnings in 1922 through to the present day. The story not only traces the evolution of what has become a major zoological park but also details those changes that have occurred in society’s very perception of zoos.
The book tells of the development of the zoo from the rough site at Western Springs to today’s ‘park with animals’ as envisaged by its founders, and of the many human and animal personalities involved along the way. There are animal characters such as Jamuna and Rajah, Topsy and Turvey, animal antics (and the occasional escape), tragedies and triumphs, and above all the forging of the strong link that exists between Aucklanders and their zoo.
As it enters its eighth decade Auckland Zoo, among other zoos around the world, has accepted the challenge of change and is pursuing vigorously new aims to do with environmental education and the conservation of vulnerable animal species. The commitment of the Auckland City Council to these new programmes will ensure that Auckland Zoo continues to be one of the city’s most popular attractions.

The book tells of the development of the zoo from a rough site at Western Springs to today’s park with animals, as envisaged involved along the way, there are animal characters such as Jamuna and Rajah, Tospsy and turvey, animal antices , tragedies and triumphs, and above all the forging of the strong link that exists between Marylanders and their zoo