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Sophie's Story: Raising a Chimp in the Family

Smith, Vince

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ISBN 10: 0749950013 / ISBN 13: 9780749950019
Editore: Piatkus Books, 2003
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In 1990, while Vince Smith was working as a senior keeper at Chester Zoo, a newborn chimpanzee in his care was abandoned by her mother. Named Sophie, the baby chimp was taken home and hand-reared by Vince and his wife. Six months later another new baby arrived: Oliver, their son. Sophie's Story is an enthralling account of Sophie's life, taking readers on an emotional journey through her early years in the English countryside with Vince and his family; her traumatic removal from the family she adored into a captive zoo world; her repatriation to Africa and eventual reunion with her human foster family; and, finally, her integration into a semi-wild group of chimpanzees. Other accounts have been written about pet animals reared in people's homes, but this book is different: Sophie wasn't a pet. A highly personal narrative centred on a chimpanzee raised with human foster parents. Describing in detail the parallel upbringing of an infant chimp and a human child, it is an inspirational story that provides fascinating insights into the nature of our closest-living relatives - and indeed ourselves.

L'autore: Vince Smith holds an MSc in Behavioural Ecology and has devoted much of his life to conservation issues. From 1987 to 1993 he was senior keeper of apes at Chester Zoo, also working as a consultant for the Jane Goodall Institute in the Republic of Congo. In 1993 he left England to set up and manage the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Nanyuki, Kenya. He now lives in Rwanda, where he manages the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's mountain gorilla conservation programme.

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Titolo: Sophie's Story: Raising a Chimp in the ...

Casa editrice: Piatkus Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

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