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Head of Zeus
The Chimpanzee & Me
The Chimpanzee & Me Ben Garrod

This is a unique look at conservation of the species and Ben's life-long love of chimps, illustrated with full colour photos.

For over a decade, Ben Garrod has studied chimpanzees to find ways to protect and conserve them. We join Ben on a journey that has taken him around the world, studying eastern chimps in the humid forests of Uganda and the critically endangered western chimps of Liberia.

In his trademark infectious, lighthearted style, Ben describes encounters with chimpanzees that highlight the different threats they face. From the illegal international pet trade, to bushmeat markets, and the effects of relentless habitat destruction – not to mention how your new furniture, your toothpaste and even your mobile phone are all implicated in their falling numbers.

In an interview with world-renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, Ben shows how we can protect the chimps of the future and help conserve this endlessly fascinating species.

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Non-fiction
11 Jul 2019 * 256pp * £9.99 * 9781788547628
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'[Garrod] estimates that there are about 4,500 privately owned primates in the country ... Professor Garrod told the Hay Festival that anyone could buy a couple of marmosets in Manchester for £1,500, adding that there was 'no regulation to stop that' ... His book outlines the health dangers for the animals and warns that psychological problems are rife'
The Times
Author
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio and is trustee and ambassador of a number of key conservation organisations. His previous books include So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? and The Chimpanzee and Me, published by Zephyr. Ben lives in Bristol.
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