Cindy's Reviews > 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 by Benjamin Mee
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Jun 27, 12

Read from June 21 to 26, 2012

True story of a family that bought a run-down zoo in England. They loved animals, but had no zoo-running experience. Much of the book relates their struggles to obtain financing, hire employees, etc. and the author's wife's battle with cancer. I most enjoyed reading about the zoo and the animals however. This book was recently made into a movie with Matt Damon, but I haven't seen it.
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Carol Is this anything like Life of Pi?


Cindy Not too much. There are some very interesting parts about the animals and zookeeping, but more of it is about the business and personal family stuff that was going on at the same time. I'm about 2/3 through. I didn't see the movie - did you?


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