Imire The Life and Times of Norman Travers (Catherine Buckle)
A lion in the garden and a crocodile in the swimming pool; an otter called Potter and a hippo called Maggie that lived in the dam and snacked on half a loaf of bread and a bottle of beer. Hand rearing elephants and leopards Norman Travers was a decorated war hero and visionary conservationist. Norman and Gill Travers built up Imire Game Park in Zimbabwe at a time when the country was ravaged by war. When black rhinos were being decimated by poaching, Norman introduced them to Imire, reared the calves and released them back to the wild, winning a Wildlife Oscar for his efforts. Imire is a humorous account of a remarkable man who loved life and his family, loved animals, and above all loved his country.