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02-09-2018, 05:19 PM   #6616
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LOL - Who then would be the American equivalent? Australians have Urwin, the French Jacques Cousteau, here we have the Varty Brothers (not forgetting a distant Noel ) but the Americans? I'm struggling here
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Very interesting article to read from Wikipedia! That titbit on Zanesville, Ohio is just unbelievable. So many animals in a private collection! Excuse me as I join Obelix -"these Americans are crazy.".

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Very interesting article to read from Wikipedia! That titbit on Zanesville, Ohio is just unbelievable. So many animals in a private collection! Excuse me as I join Obelix -"these Americans are crazy.".
Yes, that Zanesville story (mentioned in the Jack Hanna article) is appalling. But you'd have to say that the capturing and keeping of wild animals in many parts of the world far eclipses (probably relatively isolated) incidents in the USA.

As for the presenters, the ones mentioned - Irwin, Cousteau, Hanna - are/were showmen; that's not to disparage their level of knowledge, but I don't think they can be compared to David Attenborough. What they all have in common is passion, and the ability to raise awareness of the wonders of (and threats to) nature in an increasingly urbanized world.

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Yes, that Zanesville story (mentioned in the Jack Hanna article) is appalling. But you'd have to say that the capturing and keeping of wild animals in many parts of the world far eclipses (probably relatively isolated) incidents in the USA.

As for the presenters, the ones mentioned - Irwin, Cousteau, Hanna - are/were showmen; that's not to disparage their level of knowledge, but I don't think they can be compared to David Attenborough. What they all have in common is passion, and the ability to raise awareness of the wonders of (and threats to) nature in an increasingly urbanized world.
I quite agree, and have been enthralled at some of his documentaries. on the Arctic and Antarctic.
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