Zoo Nebraska



Zoo Nebraska A moving true story of American struggle.Royal, Nebraska, population eighty one where the church, high school, and post office each stand abandoned, monuments to a Great Plains town that never flourished But for nearly twenty years, they had a zoo, seven acres that rose from local peculiarity to key tourist attraction to devastating tragedy And it all began with one man s outsize vision.When Dick Haskin s plans to assist primatologist Dian Fossey in Rwanda were cut short by her murder, Dick s devotion to primates didn t die with her He returned to his hometown with Reuben, an adolescent chimp, in the bed of a pickup truck and transformed a trailer home into the Midwest Primate Center As the tourist trade multiplied, so did the inhabitants of what would become Zoo Nebraska, the unlikeliest boon to Royal s economy in generations and, eventually, the source of a power struggle that would lead to the tragic implosion of Dick Haskin s dream.A resonant true story of small town politics and community perseverance and of decent people and questionable choices, Zoo Nebraska is a timely requiem for a rural America in the throes of extinction. Download Zoo Nebraska by Carson Vaughan – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 266 pages
  • Zoo Nebraska
  • Carson Vaughan
  • 07 September 2018
  • 1503901505

11 thoughts on “Zoo Nebraska

  1. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Review For Kindle First I was going to write a big thing and then I wasn t going to say anything Now I m going to try to piece together some thoughts First off years ago I volunteered in a wildlife refuge I met a wonderful friend there and we tried our best to do everything we could for the animals every day The owner was off her rocker and we stayed as long as we could to help those wonderful animals In the end, we had to leave and most of those animals were killed to get shiny nReview For Kindle First I was going to write a big thing and then I wasn t going to say anything Now I m going to try to piece together some thoughts First off years ago I volunteered in a wildlife refuge I met a wonderful friend there and we tried our best to do everything we could for the animals every day The owner was off her rocker and we stayed as long as we could to help those wonderful animals In the end, we had to leave and most of those animals were killed to get shiny new ones I can t even with that anyThis story reminds me of a lot of horrible things that have gone wrong in zoos, circuses, so called refuges and other,disgusting things wildlife is put through A man, Dick, had a dream He watched Jane Goodall and wanted to go to Africa and learn all about chimps He thought his dreams were going to come true when he was invited to go intern a bit with Dian Fossey Y all might remember the movie, Gorilla s in the Mist where Sigorney Weaver played Dian Unfortunately, this didn t come ...

  2. Diane S ☔ says:

    3.5 Royal, Nebraska population less than a hundred, but due to the passion of one man, they opened what became quite a tourist attraction They opened a zoo Dick Yasmin fell in love with chimps, revered Diane Rossi, and almost had a chance to work with her Her terrible murder put to bed that ambition Nevertheless, he went on with his passion, working with different chimps, in different places When the last place went under he asked to keep one of the chimps He was now the main caretaker of 3.5 Royal, Nebraska population less than a hundred, but due to the passion of one man, they opened what became quite a tourist attraction They opened a zoo Dick Yasmin fell in love with chimps, revered Diane Rossi, and almost had a chance to work with her Her terrible murder put to bed that ambition Nevertheless, he went on with his passion, working with different chimps, in different places When the last place went under he asked to keep one of the chimps He was now the main caretaker of Reuben, and at the age of 25 he went on to start a zoo He had, however little know how, he knew how to care for chimps, but money management and all the other details he needed help for Johnny Carson even donated money, but things at the zoo were never right, never stable, and in 2005 a terrible event and resulting tragedy occurred.The best of intentions were just not enough, ...

  3. Melki says:

    Throwing in the towel at the 25% mark I tried and tried, but I can t stay interested in this story Yet another nonfiction book comprised of material that could have easily been covered in a magazine article.

  4. Abigail says:

    This wasinteresting I guess I m still not honestly sure what I listened to for 10 hours A hodgepodge of facts bouncing around through the years possibly as it certainly wasn t the most well thought out history if that s what it s meant to be I...

  5. Dee Arr says:

    Video Review The Most Dangerous Book Review on the Internet at This is a story of rural America, one that laments the passage of time that causes small towns to become even smaller as they struggle not to wink out of existence It is also the story one man s dream, a man ready to sacrifice everything to make it happen.Author Carson Vaughan has created a work of literary journalism, spending years researching the people and history of the town of Royal, Nebraska The reader is eas Video Review The Most Dangerous Book Review on the Internet at This is a story of rural America, one that laments the passage of time that causes small towns to become even smaller as they struggle not to wink out of existence It is also the story one man s dream, a man ready to sacrifice everything to make it happen.Author Carson Vaughan has created a work of literary journalism, spending years researching the people and history of the town of Royal, Nebraska The reader is easily able to view the heroes, villains, and spectators in this tale although...

  6. Amy says:

    I m giving this 3.5 stars only because I m originally from Nebraska I grew up 25 miles from the nearest town, population 310 and the author was from Broken Bow I wanted to scream as I read the book because it highlighted several issues that frustrate me about many rural Nebraskanswell intentioned but woefully uniformed, unwilling to listen and take advice from others who are considered outsiders and view education as something that is not always needed The pipe dream of one guy who had I m giving this 3.5 stars only because I m originally from Nebraska I grew up 25 miles from the nearest town, population 310 and the author was from Broken Bow I wanted to scream as I read the book because it highlighted several issues that frustrate me about many rural Nebraskanswell intentioned but woefully uniformed, unwilling to listen and take advice from others who are considered outsiders and view education as something that is not always needed The pipe dream of one guy who had a chance to study with primatoligist Dian Fossy but declined because he desired to start his own research center in his hometown of Royal, NE started the wheels in motion After a series of gross mishaps, loa...

  7. Whistlers Mom says:

    This is a carefully researched, beautifully written book about a place and an event that are both insignificant and universal Royal, Nebraska is a dying prairie town The school, post office, library, and Methodist church have closed their doors as the population declined Young folks leave foropportunities The only ones left are those who are too old, too sick, or too odd to live elsewhere.Everyone loves the idea of living in a small town, but few people understand the reali This is a carefully researched, beautifully written book about a place and an event that are both insignificant and universal Royal, Nebraska is a dying prairie town The school, post office, library, and Methodist church have closed their doors as the population declined Young folks leave foropportunities The only ones left are those who are too old, too sick, or too odd to live elsewhere.Everyone loves the idea of living in a small town, but few people understand the realities of living in a place where you have little choice of friends and no privacy at all Resentments fester and feuds are common As one local says, Royal has always had a Hatfields and McCoys reputation And yet the people of Royal love their town and for a few years they had something that set them apart from their neighbors They had an accredited zoo.Dick Haskin was a serious, studious boy who wanted to get out o...

  8. Jeri says:

    This book had a range of emotions, but it mostly left you feeling sad and angry for what should ve been stopped from happening and how woefully everything went wrong in this one small town I am sure none of us animal lovers haven t dreamed of having a zoo of our own Thankfully, it stays just that, a dream, nothingthan a fantasy But for one man, he grew his dream into owning first one chimp and it just grew from there Though he was very unprepared for the upkeep, budget and time having This book had a range of emotions, but it mostly left you feeling sad and angry for what should ve been stopped from happening and how woefully everything went wrong in this one small town I am sure none of us animal lovers haven t dreamed of having a zoo of our own Thankfully, it stays just that, a dream, nothingthan a fantasy But for one man, he grew his dr...

  9. Lance says:

    How not to run a zooThis book was a cautionary tale about following one s dreams When Dick couldn t land his dream job and settled my words for setting up a zoo in a small Nebraska town, this game just got complicated The story was just okay for me, but I bridge find it sad for the death of the ...

  10. Kelly says:

    Totally and utterly captivating and horrifying and sad story of a zoo in Royal, Nebraska population 81 One man had a dream, destroyed when his role model died, and saw that dream be chipped away by his own decisions and the people and politics in the small town But it wasn t until years after he was out of the job when the chimpanzees escaped the zoo, causing them to be shot and killed, that the story really comes together It s a story of small, Midwestern towns the bad, the good, the qu Totally and utterly captivating and horrifying and sad story of a zoo in Royal, Nebraska population 81 One man had a dream, destroyed when his role model died, and saw that dream be chipped away by his own decisions and the people and politics in the small town But it wasn t until years after he was out of the job when the chimpanzees escaped the zoo, causing them to be shot and killed, that the ...

  11. RedRedtheycallmeRed says:

    I have lived most of my life in Nebraska, and yet I do not remember hearing about this when it happened Really, reading the description you would think it s fiction The author gives excellent insight into small town in this case extremely small town life the lack of privacy, the dwindling of businesses and population, the petty squabbles and grudges.Dick Haskins heart was probably in the right place, but his lack of knowledge about anything other than the animals was staggering I have lived most of my life in Nebraska, and yet I do not remember hearing about this when it happened Really, reading the description you would think it s fiction The author gives excellent insight into small town in this case extremely small town life the lack of privacy, the dwindling of businesses and population, the petty squabbles and grudges.Dick Haskins heart was probably in the right place, but his lack of knowledge about anything other than the animals was staggering How the zoo managed to stay afloat for that many years is mind boggling The people who tried to run it after Dick seemed a littlebusiness savvy, but several of the zoo s board of directors seemed batshit crazy.The awful day when the chimps escaped from an unlocked gate, highlighting the incompetence of the people running it at the time was hard to read, a violent and sad day that could have been avoided I found myself asking...

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