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Tales of an African Vet by Roy Aronson
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Jun 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, animals

This "mini Memoir" takes place in South Africa. Not only does Dr. Roy Aronson have a successful veterinary practice, but he also has had multiple opportunities to take part in expeditions in the bush to surgically treat wild animals. Animals covered in this book range from the Cape cobra to lions, and elephants. You will surprisingly learn that crocodiles are a lot like humans, "They live to between seventy to eighty years of age. They are small and relatively helpless at birth. They undergo puberty at between ten and thirteen years of age. They grow longer until they reach the age of about eighteen or twenty, when they hit their breeding prime...They become old and cranky from their midforties on" (177).

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