Gerald Durrell - This character is the author and narrator of the story, who dedicates free time to learning about the natural history of Corfu.
Dr. Theodore Sephanides - This character is a nature-lover who suffers acute awkwardness whenever greeting or saying goodbye to a person.
Larry Durrell - This character is a writer and lover of literature, and propels the family to make many moves.
Mrs. Durrell - This character spends a good deal of time pouring over recipe books and cooking savory meals in the kitchen, and will do anything to please the children.
Leslie Durrell - This character is interested in guns and hunting.
Margo Durrell - This character is interested in diets to get rid of acne.
Spiro - This character is a Greek cab driver who becomes the family's voice, sponsor, and friend.
The Rose-Beetle Man - This character sells various wares...
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