During the 1950s, the Sarawak house of Barbara Harrisson and her late husband Tom became a home for orphaned baby orangu-tan who had been found helpless in the jungle. Here, she describes her experiences rearing orang-utan in a half-wild state and her attempt to re-educate them to jungle life. The Harrissons decided eventually that their partially ...Read MoreDuring the 1950s, the Sarawak house of Barbara Harrisson and her late husband Tom became a home for orphaned baby orangu-tan who had been found helpless in the jungle. Here, she describes her experiences rearing orang-utan in a half-wild state and her attempt to re-educate them to jungle life. The Harrissons decided eventually that their partially domesticated animals would have great difficulty surviving in the wild-- yet keeping full-sized orang-utans in the home was no more practical. This personal account of the joys and trials of raising orang-utan is both informative and delightful reading.Read Less
Very good condition used paperback. Harrison and her husband lived in Sarawak in the 1950s, their house a reception centrer for orphaned orangutans. This book is about an experiment in rearing a baby orangutan. VG condi tion: gently read once, tight and sound.
Fine with no dust jacket. 13 x 20 cm.; pg. xx, -217; First published 1962. Introductjon to this edition, appendixes, index, illustrations. "Barbara Harrisson lives in Borneo, where her husband [Tom Harrisson] is the well-known Director of the Sarawak Museum. From time to time they share their home with baby orang-utans whose mothers have been killed by poachers and who would starve if left in the jungle. The Harrissons care for and train the orangs until they are old enough to go to a zoo or, as now seems a possibility, to return to jungle life. This book, with its delightful photographs, is the story of the Harrissons' unusual guests. It is also a fascinating general survey of an animal species which is in danger of extinction. " ISBN 0195888634; 0195888634.
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