The Colliers are a pretty normal family: mum, dad, two kids, two dogs and two cats ... Oh, and a few wallabies, two lemurs, several owls, Ringo the bad-tempered crane and two cheeky, hand-reared meerkats named Wren and Rascal. THE MEERKATS OF SUMMER FARM is the remarkable story of a year at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, following the birth of the adorable young kits. In her charming and often hilarious memoir, Jayne Collier describes how these two playful and ever-curious creatures became the park's star attraction and - in spite of permanent damage to her kitchen floor and occasional (subterranean) breaks for freedom - found a permanent place in the family's heart.Ideally they should be placed in a specialist incubator to raise their temperature, but I needed something I could put to use straight away. I thought of ... Who knew how long theya#39;d already been out there in the cold? Suddenly, I had a ... I carefully wrapped the three babies in a tea towel for protection, checked the stove wasna#39;t too hot and laid them gently on the top. ... I knew enough about animals to know that with my scent on them, the babies could never be returned to their mother.
|Title||:||The Meerkats Of Summer Farm|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-03-31|