Ep 74: Dartmoor
BewilderBeasts!September 27, 202200:41:5628.83 MB

Ep 74: Dartmoor

A matriarch looking for enough room for the entire family to call home buys a dilapidated zoo in England. It took 4 days before the Jaguar escaped. Then the wolves. Then the lynx. Welcome to Dartmoor.

Resources for today's episode:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmoor_Zoological_Park

The book: “We Bought A Zoo” by Benjamin Mee

https://web.archive.org/web/20090110184534/http://www.knightfrank.co.uk/press/2006_news_stories/DartmoorWildlifeParksalecompletes.aspx

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6246342.stm

https://www.livescience.com/homewrecker-condors-california.html

https://www.britannica.com/place/Sahara-desert-Africa/Animal-life

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przewalski%27s_horse#:~:text=In%201992%2C%2016%20horses%20were,fringes%20of%20the%20Gobi%20desert.

https://medium.com/taronga-conservation-society-australia/10-endangered-species-saved-from-extinction-by-zoos-682c454d0125

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52437763 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-47322731

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-devon-33989483

http://www.knightfrank.co.uk/press/2006_news_stories/DartmoorWildlifeParksalecompletes.aspx

https://web.archive.org/web/20101120115131/http://captiveanimals.org/zoos/dartmoor1.htm (the 13 page report on the conditions the animals were dealing with in 2001, where 15 of the 16 charges against Ellis Daw were dropped)

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/heartbreaking-true-life-story-love-588037

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/6246342.stm

And, THE full piece which attributes Scarlett Johansson as the author: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph/20180324/282368335187515






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