The Last Chance Zoo

Head keeper Ken is famous for never turning a difficult animal away. Ken’s zoo gives a ‘last chance’, offering a home to those animals whose misbehaviour or strange habits have led to exclusion from other zoos and animal parks.

Ken and his wife (who has an uncanny resemblance to the queen) adore animals, and have collected a team of keepers who share their passion and their unusual approach to animal care. Forever calm, Ken thrives on a crisis.

With escaping tarantula spiders, tantrum-throwing elephants, rude parrots revealing keepers’ secrets, spitting camels, picnic-stealing bears, the story gallops with great pace and humour from story to story, and ends with a surprise visit from the queen herself.