Patricia Sumerling
Elephants and Egotists
January 13, 2020 Comments.. 147
Elephants and Egotists Samorn the Adelaide Zoo s last elephant was adored by generations of zoo visitors A gift from the Thai government in she was transferred thirty five years later to Monarto Zoo to live out her
  • Title: Elephants and Egotists
  • Author: Patricia Sumerling
  • ISBN: 9781743053997
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • Samorn, the Adelaide Zoo s last elephant, was adored by generations of zoo visitors A gift from the Thai government in 1956, she was transferred thirty five years later to Monarto Zoo to live out her days When she died there in 1994 there was an outpouring of sadness from all who knew or grew up with her Elephants and Egotists is a tribute to Samorn, but also tells of Samorn, the Adelaide Zoo s last elephant, was adored by generations of zoo visitors A gift from the Thai government in 1956, she was transferred thirty five years later to Monarto Zoo to live out her days When she died there in 1994 there was an outpouring of sadness from all who knew or grew up with her Elephants and Egotists is a tribute to Samorn, but also tells of other elephants sent to South Australia and the colourful characters who decided their fate Elephants, particularly those in Southeast Asia, are now a critically endangered species needing our concern and immediate action As Sir David Attenborough asks The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book
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    1. Geoff Wooldridge says:

      Interest in this book will be mostly confined to locals, particularly those baby boomers who remember Samorn the elephant at the Adelaide Zoo of their childhood.Sumerling has done a good job of research to relate the history of elephants at the Adelaide Zoo, with a particular focus on Samorn, a gift from the Thai government, who delighted children and adults alike between 1956 and 1994.Sumerling has also included something of zoo administration and internal politics, and some of the potentially [...]

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