Gerry Creighton

Raised by the Zoo

People have been enchanted by elephants for centuries. For Gerry Creighton, this fascination began at an early age. His father was a keeper at Dublin Zoo, and he instilled in Gerry a love and respect for animals. It wasn't long before Gerry followed in his footsteps, joining the zoo at 15, where he would spend the next 36 years.
Joyful and life-affirming, Raised by the Zoo is the story of a life spent in service to elephants, and how by watching and listening to them — how they interact and care for each other, form relationships and teach the next generation — they can show us what it really means to be human.
312 printed pages
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Gill Books
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  • Yuriy Derkachhas quoted2 months ago
    ected her two cubs, a male and a female. They came to my house in an incubator and s
  • fabrigasjane8has quotedlast month
    who think that it is okay to use force and inflict pain to control an elephant, to show it that they are ‘the boss’.
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    contact where it belongs, in history,
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