Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Characters

Gerald Durrell
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Gerald is a ten-year-old boy when the family arrives in Corfu in their attempt to escape the dreary weather of England. Gerald is naturally curious about everything related to nature and happily spends hours engaged in learning about animals, insects and aquatic life. He says that Corfu is an incredible place for his pursuits, where he is able to find a huge array of specimens for his collections and to observe many living things in their natural habitats. It's noted that Gerald tends to have an array of creatures living at the family's rented villa at any given time, and that these sometimes cause quite a stir with the family. Once, when Gerald makes friends with a trained bear that then follows Gerald home, the family uproar is misguided because the incident truly wasn't Gerald's fault. That seems to be one of the few times this...

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