Gerald Durrell

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About the Author

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Gerard Durrell was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter.

He founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo on the Channel Island of Jersey Jersey in 1959. His memoirs of his family's years living in Greece were adapted into two television series (My Family and Other Animals, and The Durrells) and one television film (My Family and Other Animals).

He wrote approximately 40 books, mainly about his life as an animal collector and enthusiast, the most famous being My Family and Other Animals. He was the youngest brother of novelist Lawrence Durrell.

A memorial celebrating Durrell's life and work was held at the Natural History Museum in London on 28 June 1995. Participants included personal friends such as David Attenborough and Princess Anne.