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Fresh Off the Press: Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

November 17, 2021

  Thomas M. Lekan (NHC Fellow, 2009–10; 2010–11), Professor of History, University of South Carolina

Demonstrating the conflicts between international conservation, nature tourism, decolonization, and national sovereignty, Our Gigantic Zoo explores the legacy of Bernhard Grzimek, Europe’s greatest wildlife conservationist, who portrayed himself as a second Noah, called on a sacred mission to protect the last vestiges of paradise for all humankind.

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