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The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

Herous bridges and river crossings the strange foods and stranger music or the vagaries of local officialdom As the San Francisco Chronicle noted It is impossible for Gerald Durrell to write anything that is less than exuberant eccentric and amusing And in his account of this rescue mission Durrell is uite simply at his superb bes. A book with an unfortunate looking cover design that I chose at random from my housemate s bookshelf not expecting much Turns out that this book about a conservationist s adventures in Madagascar procuring some endangered species to sustain their population is an absolutely delightful insightful and hilarious read As I read along I realised that Durrell is a respected author who wrote the classic My Family and Other Animals which I haven t read yet but definitely will along with all his other books now that I ve gotten a taste of his way with words Amidst the madcap shenanigans there s a strong environmental message Durrell died in 1995 and was way ahead of his time wh

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Here is the riveting tale of Gerald Durrell's adventures and misadventures in the enchanted forests of Madagascar in search of the elusive Aye aye Once thought to be extinct the Aye aye the beast with the magic finger still lurks though in fast dwindling numbers in the forests of Madagascar Durrell's mission to help save this stra. 35 stars I cannot cope with tummy trouble and a recalcitrant lemur at the same time I know just what you mean Gerry I have that problem regularly It shouldn t surprise any of us that the little Gerry Durrell we met in My Family and Other Animals grew up to be the Gerry Durrell who went to Madagascar in his sixties artificial hips and all to collect animals in danger of extinction The aye aye is a lemur with extremely long fingers and teeth so sharp they can tear off the top of a coconut in two or three bites Their teeth don t stop growing so they need to chomp on things the way beavers do I didn t know prior to reading this book that lemurs are only found in Madagascar a

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Nge creature turns into a madcap journey in which you will meet not only the enigmatic Aye aye but the catlike Fosa the Flat tailed tortoise the Gentle lemurs of Lac Alaotra and the Malagasy chameleons among others Truly nothing escapes Durrell's sharp eye whether he is describing the great zoma market the village dances the treac. The Aye Aye and I first published in 1992 is Gerald Durrell s account of his last major animal collecting expedition a trip to Madagascar in 1990 This is a Durrell different in some ways from the Durrell of earlier books If you ve read his adventures in The Bafut Beagles The Drunken Forest The Whispering Land and so on you re probably familiar with a Gerry who shins up trees goes on long treks searching for elusive animals and has some of the most bizarre and hair raising experiences one could hope or not hope for This is an older Durrell he was to die just 5 years later in 1995 his hips ruined by arthritis and replaced with steel his adventures confined to letting othe


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10 thoughts on “The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

  1. says:

    35 Originally published in 1992 this was Durrell’s last book a record of his final animal collecting expedition and ongoing conservation efforts in Madagascar It has his usual warm funny writing about both people and animals I’ve seen aye ayes in his zoo at Jersey and can attest to how strange but endearing these highl

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    that is all

  3. says:

    35 stars I cannot cope with tummy trouble and a recalcitrant lemur at the same time I know just what you mean Gerry I have that problem regularly It shouldn't surprise any of us that the little Gerry Durrell we met in My Family and Other Anima

  4. says:

    I still can’t really get my head around the fact that I am going to Madagascar in about 5 weeks a trip arranged by my in laws I’m trying to make it feel real the best way I know how—reading This book recounts Gerald Durrell’s 1990 expedition to the island nation collecting specimens of rare and endangered animals to bring back to his zoo in England for captive breeding programs This style of conservation feels a little dat

  5. says:

    The Aye Aye and I first published in 1992 is Gerald Durrell's account of his last major animal collecting expedition a trip to Madagascar in 1990 This is a Durrell different in some ways from the Durrell of earlier books If you've read his adventures in The Bafut Beagles The Drunken Forest The Whispering Land and so on you're probably familiar with a Gerry who shins up trees goes on long treks searching for elusive animals and ha

  6. says:

    This book is like if James Herriot was in Madagascar rather than the British countryside It is very interesting

  7. says:

    The Aye Aye and I When I first picked this book up in the library I thought that it was a fiction book It wasn't until I got home that I realised it was a sort of travel book come conservation story The book fol

  8. says:

    A book with an unfortunate looking cover design that I chose at random from my housemate's bookshelf not expecting much Turns out that this book about a conservationist's adventures in Madagascar procuring some endangered species to sustain their population is an absolutely delightful insightful and hilarious re

  9. says:

    An excellent read from a forward thinking conservationist who did a huge amount to help the animals andtherefore also the people of Madagascar amongst other placesDurrell is certainly a great storyteller and the book doesn't disappoint for laughs anecdotes and insights into what pioneering conservation zoology was likeThere are certainly parts and phrases which as an enlightened millennial will make you wince descriptions of locals for ex

  10. says:

    The last book Durrell published during his life about his trips to collect strange animals and save them from extinction Animalists who complain about zoos should read books like these before they show their ignorance In this book I did not like Durrell's insistence on informing us in detail about his medical problems dur

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