It’s a summer day in northern England, and a team of inspectors are touring a beleaguered zoo. In recent years, the attraction has seen a string of disasters. Indeed, numerous animals there have met with a grisly end, as has one keeper. Now, though, the moment of truth has come: what exactly has been happening at South Lakes Safari Zoo?
Owner David Gill had always loved animals. In fact, as a child he became well known for his menagerie of goats, raccoons and wallabies. In Barrow-in-Furness, a town in Cumbria in North West England, he therefore became affectionately known as “Dalton’s Doctor Doolittle.”