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The Overloaded Ark
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SOLVED: Non-Fiction > SOLVED. It was about two men who were collecting tropical animal specimens, [s]

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message 1: by Rowena (new)

Rowena Mantle | 2 comments Hello,

This was a book I took out of the library about 5-6 years ago and sadly the library changed their system and lost the data my previous loans!

I remember the title as something like: All the animals on the ark or Noah's ark but all that comes up when you search for that is the animal ark children's series.

This book was definitely not a children's book, it was the story of two men, one bird specialist and one animal specialist who travel to the tropics (may possibly have been Africa) and collect lots of animal specimens to bring back to England. The book was written as a diary of one of the men, and details all the different animals they found as well as how they cared for them and some of the examples of trouble they ran into along the way such as a swarm of fire ants that almost destroyed their camp sight and traveling to places the natives feared due to bad omens. There also details of how they could not keep the baby deers alive when they had been separated from their mothers as they were too traumatized and how one of the men sat watching a pool of water for hours looking at a curious pipe-like fish that was disguised in the reeds.

It was a fascinating book and I only wish I had kept track of the name as I would love to read it again!

Any help you can give would be great,
Thank you.


message 2: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4967 comments was this fiction or non-fiction?

message 4: by Pamela (last edited Nov 27, 2013 11:27AM) (new)

Pamela Love | 1088 comments Or (also by Gerald Durrell) The Stationary Ark or The Ark's Anniversary or Ark on the Move. (Sorry, I couldn't get the last two links to work.)

message 5: by Rowena (new)

Rowena Mantle | 2 comments It was the overloaded ark! Thank you!

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Lisa (med0ra) | 439 comments You're welcome.

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