Zoo Nebraska: The Fight for the Biggest Little Zoo in America




      Zoo Nebraska: The Fight for the Biggest Little Zoo in America
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. Free Read [ Zoo Nebraska: The Fight for the Biggest Little Zoo in America ] by [ Carson Vaughan ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Audio CD
  • Zoo Nebraska: The Fight for the Biggest Little Zoo in America
  • Carson Vaughan
  • 17 September 2017
  • 1721337156

10 thoughts on “ Zoo Nebraska: The Fight for the Biggest Little Zoo in America

  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 mosReview For Kindle First I was going to write a big thing and then I wasn t going to say anything Now I m going...

  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 i...

  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 t...

  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 Carso...

  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 ...

  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 realities of livi This is a carefully researched, beautifully written book about a ...

  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 dream into owning first one chimp and it just grew from there Though he was very unprepared for the upkeep, budget and time ha...

  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 T...

  10. 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 ...

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