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zoos Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about zoos
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“Yay, we bought a zoo!”
Benjamin Mee
author
We Bought a Zoo
book
Rosie Mee
character
zoos
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“The lion and the giraffe and the wombat and the rest do what they do and are what they are. And somehow manage to make it there in the cage, living the unexamined life. But to be human is to know and care and ask. To keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, ‘What’s it for?’ at the stones and stars, and making prisons and palaces out of the echoing answers. That’s what we do and that’s what we are. And that’s why a zoo is a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.”
life
animals
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“Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!”
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“I know zoos are no longer in people’s good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.”
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“Sometimes his mother felt like she was in a zoo!”
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“And then George and the man climbed into the car and at last, away they went to the ZOO! What a nice place for George to live!”
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“George, I am going to take you to a big Zoo in a big city. You will like it there. Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.”
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″ ‘Yes... that’s what I do,’ said young Gerald McGrew. ‘I’d make a few changes if i ran the zoo.’ ”
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“A four-footed lion’s not much of a beast. The one in my zoo will have ten feet, at least! Five legs on the left and five more on the right.”
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“Young McGrew’s made his mark. He’s built a zoo better than Noah’s whole Ark! These wonderful marvelous beasts that he chooses have made him the greatest of all the McGrewses!”
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“There had been some strange goings-on at City Zoo for some time. Something was brewing.”
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“Then, under a full moon, it happened. An anteater, an elephant, a turtle, and a flamingo went over the wall. They broke out of city zoo.”
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“If you want to catch beasts you don’t see every day, you have to go place quite out-of-the-way. You have to go places no others can get to. You have to get cold and you have to get wet, too.”
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“Most beasts are quite friendly, but still, in some lands, some beasts are too dangerous to catch with bare hands. For those that are ugly and vicious and mean I’ll build a Bad-Animal-Catching-Machine. It’s rather expensive to build such a kit, but with it a hunger can never get bit.”
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“And though over time, many versions have arisen, some wildly exaggerated, others plainly false, you will find no truer account than this, of those extraordinary events that surrounded The Great Escape from City Zoo.”
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“I’d open each cage. I’d unlock every pen, let the animals go, and start over again. And, somehow or other, I think I could find some beast of must more un-usual kind.”
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“My New Zoo, McGrew Zoo, will make people talk. My New Zoo, McGrew Zoo, will make people gawk at the strangest odd creatures that ever did walk.”
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“The lions and tigers and that kind of stuff they have up here now are not quite good enough. You see things like these in just any old zoo. They’re awfully old-fashioned. I want something new!
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“Back in City Zoo, stories of their escape were being celebrated in every cage. They had fast become heroes- the stuff of legends.”
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“What this zoo must be worth! It’s the gol-darndest zoo on the face of the earth!”
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“The next thing you know i’ll go and I’ll capture a wild Tick-Tack-Toe, with X’s that win and with Zeros that lose.”
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“One day Amos awoke with the sniffles, and the sneezes, and the chills. He swung his achy legs out of bed, curled them back again and said, ‘Ugh. I don’t think I’ll be going to work today.’ ”
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“Meanwhile at the zoo… the animals waited for their friend.”
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“He would play chess with the elephant (who though an though before make a move), run races with the tortoise (who never ever lost), sit quietly with the penguin (who was very shy), lend a handkerchief to the rhinoceros (who always had a runny nose), and, at sunset, read stories to the owl (who was afraid of the dark). ”
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“He runs after cats, too. We don’t go to the zoo anymore.”
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“There was little they could do, at least for the moment to prevent Mr. Grumps from putting Lyle in the zoo. Lyle’s first night was difficult indeed. ”
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“He was too big! I sent him back.”
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“I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet.”
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“He was too naughty! I sent him back.”
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“I’ve never wanted to live inside a cage like a bear in the zoo!”
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“So they thought very hard, and sent me a ....(dog)”
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dogs
pets
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“He was too grumpy! I sent him back.”
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“He was too scary! I sent him back.”
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“He was too fierce! I sent him back.”
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“He was too tall! I sent him back.”
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“Her father didn’t have time to take her to see one at the zoo. He didn’t have time for anything. He went to work every day before Hannah went to school, and in the evening he worked at home. When Hannah asked him a question, he would say, ‘Not now, I’m busy, maybe tomorrow.’ “
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home
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“Hannah rushed downstairs to tell her father what had happened. ‘Happy birthday, love,’ he said. ‘Do you want to go to the zoo?’ Hannah looked at him. She was very happy.”
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“Hannah was frightened. ‘Don’t be frightenend, Hannah,’ said the gorilla, ‘I won’t hurt you. I just wondered if you’d like to go to the zoo.’ The gorilla had such a nice smile that Hannah wasn’t afraid. ‘I’d love to,’ she said. “
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“When they arrived at the zoo it was closed, and there was a high wall all around. ‘Never mind,’ said the gorilla, ‘up and over!’ They went straight to the primates. Hannah was thrilled.”
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″‘No one would come from the zoo because they wouldn’t believe us,’ said Judy. ‘And you know how upset Mother would be if there was a lion in the bedroom. We started this game, and now we have to finish it.‘”

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