by David Taylor
The early years of an exotic animal veterinarian. An enthralling,
fascinating, hilarious, wonderful story. One thing that impressed me
was how much a pioneer Taylor was – no anaesthetic dart guns, no zoo or
exotic animals classes in vet school back in the '40s and '50s – yet
Taylor made it work. I loved his assessment of Christian outlooks on
animals, the drug-dealing Arab episode and especially his anecdotes
about the chimps. They certainly are a lot smarter than we think!