Rescue: One New Zealander’s Crusade to Save Endangered Animals

Michael Willis


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New Zealand’s answer to David Attenborough

Rescue tells the story of Michael Willis’s quest, throughout New Zealand and overseas, to save often-forgotten animals from extinction. These are riveting high adventure rescue stories told with passion, warmth, and an infectiously laconic Barry Crump-style humour. Just as he did in his delightful, best-selling first book, Some of My Best Friends are Animals, Michael Willis will make you laugh and hold your breath and think. He reminds us that, in an uncertain world, the saving of these animals could be the saving of us all.

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Weight 0.90 kg
Dimensions 17 × 2.5 × 24 cm

About the Author

MICHAEL WILLIS was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and educated at St Andrew’s College. An ambition to own a zoo crystallised in 1974, when he opened Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, now one of New Zealand’s major tourist attractions. Over the years the focus shifted from exotic animals to animals found in New Zealand and native species. As part of that he has led many expeditions into remote areas such as Fiordland, and the Sub-Antarctic and Galápagos Islands, capturing and relocating animals and establishing breeding groups. In 2015 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his conservation work.

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Rescue: One New Zealander’s Crusade to Save Endangered Animals by Michael Willis


ISBN: 9780995105348

Pages: 304

Format: Flexibound, endpapers, head & tail bands

Photos: Full colour throughout with over 150 images

Published: 31 October 2019


“Remarkable stories of animal rescue and conservation. A delightful and memorable read.”

– Adam Henson, British TV presenter  and rare breeds enthusiast