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Our Zoo
Author: June Mottershead

ISBN: 9781472226358
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 9 October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3
Description:
'Until I brought friends back from school I didn't realise that most people didn't have baby lions in their bedrooms when they were sick, or bring parrots into the house so they wouldn't catch cold.'

Chester Zoo is counted among the top 10 zoos in the world and with over 11,000 animals and 400 species, it is the most visited wildlife attraction in Britain. Unlike other zoos that owe their existence to philanthropists, explorers or big game hunters, Chester Zoo was the brainchild of one working-class man with a dream he had nurtured since he was a boy: to build a zoo without bars.

June Mottorshead was four years old when her father, George, moved his family to Upton, two miles out Chester, to begin the process of turning his dream into a reality. With no other children around to play with - her sister Muriel was 10 years older - June's friends became the animals. Her closest companion was an orphaned chimpanzee which her sister hadshe hand reared, and for six years the two were inseparable.

June soon became the poster girl for Chester Zoo and photographs of her cuddling lion clubs, head-butting a goat or opening the bea...

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