GERALD DURRELLS' ARK ANIMALS

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This is an ongoing project to index the major animals and so on referred to in Gerald Durrell's books. The references should lead you to the relevant book(s)  and chapter(s) where the reference occurs. If you do not have access to the book please contact us by email so we can provide the relevant extract.

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Books covered to date:

BBR = Birds Beasts & Relatives (1973)

EWA = Encounters With Animals (1958)

FOP = Fillets of Plaice (1971)

MFAOA = My Family & Other Animals (1956)

MM = Menagerie Manor (1964)

OA = Overloaded Ark (1953)

SA = The Stationary Ark (1976)

TGOTG = The Garden of  the Gods (1978)

          TITB = Two In The Bush (1966)      

TMB = The Mockery Bird (1981)

TNN = The New Noah (1955)

KEY

Animal/Alternative Name/ Notable Characters/Book/

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Acetabularia Mediterranea alga green BBR C3

Agouti TNN C16 PIC

Albatross Royal TITB C2

Anaconda Giant TNN C16 Pic

Anenome MFAOA C11

Anenome Beadlet BBR C3

Anenome Snakelet BBR C3

Angwantibo SA C3 OA C5 OA C9 Pic OA C13

Ant EWA C5 BBR C4 BBR C5

Ant Lion MFAOA C8 BBR C4 TGOTG C2

Anteater Giant Sarah Huggersack

Amos SA C3 EWA C11 Pic TNN C9 Pic TNN C17 Pic

Anteater Pygmy TNN C9 Pic

Anteater Scaly Pangolin OA C3 TNN C7 Pic

Antelope OA C4

Ape Black Celebes MM C1

Ape Macaque Rock MM C6 Pic

Ark Shell BBR C3

Armadillo EWA I EWA C14 TNN C15 Pic TNN C16

Armadillo Hairy MM C1 TNN C15

Armadillo Nine banded MM C1

Armadillo Three banded Armadillo Orange TNN C17 Photo

Baboon Drill George OA OA C7 TNN C7

Badger TITB C6

Bandicoot Long Nosed TITB C4 Pic

Bat EWA C6 MFAOA C10 MFAOA C13 TGOTG C7

Bat Fruit OA C3 TITB C7

Bear Pavlo BBR C8

Bear Spectacled MM C7 Pic

Beaver EWA C4 EWA C6

Bee Carpeneter BBR C2

Beetle Dung BBR C2

Beetle Great Silver Water Hydrophilus Piceus TGOTG C2

Beetle Rose MFAOA C3 TGOTG C1 TGOTG C4

Bellbird TITB C1

Binturong MM C1 Pic TITB C7 Pic

Bird Grey MM C1

Bird of Paradise King EWA C3

Bird Oven EWA C4

Bird Powder blue MM C1

Bird Snake Darters OA C13

Bird Tailor EWA C4 Pic

Bird Weaver EWA C4

Bison European SA C1 TITB C9

Bittern TGOTG C4

Blackbird TITB C1 TGOTG C5

Blennies BBR C3

Blenny MFAOA C11 TGOTG C3

Blenny Peacock TGOTG C3

Boa constrictor MM C1 MM C5 TNN C9

Boar MFAOA C12

Bower Bird EWA C3

Bower Birds Satin EWA C3

Bulbul OA C4

Bush baby Galagos MM C1 Pic MM C2 MM C5 OA C4 EWA C2 TNN C3 Pic Photo

Bush baby Demidoffs SA C2

Buterfly Red Admiral BBR C8

Butterfly Brimstone BBR C8

Butterfly Cabbage White BBR C4 BBR C8

Butterfly Clouded Yellow BBR C8

Butterfly Fritillary BBR C4 BBR C8 TGOTG C2

Butterfly Skipper BBR C8

Butterfly Swallowtail MFAOA C8 BBR C4 BBR C8 TGOTG C3

Caddis EWA C4 MFAOA C9

Canary FOP C3

Capybara TNN C12 Photo Pic

Cardinal Red FOP C3

Cayman EWA C2 TNN C9 TNN C10 Pic TNN C14 Pic

Centipede BBR C2 TGOTG C7

Centipede Scutigeridae Scutiggeria BBR C4 TGOTG C7

Chaffinch TITB C1 TGOTG C4

Chameleon OA C4

Chamois TITB C7

Chats OA C1

Chevrotains Water Antelope Spotted TNN C7

Chimpanzee Cholmondeley MM C1 MM C2 MM C5 Pic OA C9 OA C12 EWA C3 TNN C5 TNN C6 Pic

Chinamans Hat BBR C3

Chinchilla MM C1 Pic

Chough MM C2

Civet African SA C3 SA C5 OA C4 Pic

Clam MFAOA C11

Coatimundis MM C6 Pic

Cobra TITB C7 Pic

Cockatoo MM C2

Cockatoo Galah TITB C4

Cockle MFAOA C17

Colobus The Bandits EWA C9

Colobus Black and White SA C2

Coucal OA PRE

Cove Collared Dekaoctura BBR C5

Cowrie BBR C3

Crab BBR C5

Crab Calling TITB C8

Crab Hermit MFAOA C3 MFAOA C11 BBR C3 TGOTG C3

Crab Pea TGOTG C4

Crab Spider MFAOA C11 BBR C3 BBR C6 TGOTG C3

Crake Black OA C13

Crane Sarus MM C1

Crocodile OA C5 OA C6 EWA C3 TNN C2

Crocodile Broad fronted OA C8 Pic

Crow Pied EWA III

Curassow Cuthbert TNN C11 Pic

Cuttlefish BBR C3 BBR C5 BBR C6

Cyclops MFAOA C9 BBR C5

Deer Fallow TITB C1

Deer Japanese TITB C1

Deer Mouse TITB C7

Deer Pêre David Father Davids Deer SA C1 TITB C9 EWA C6

Deer Red TITB C1

Deer Virginia TITB C7

Dingo MM C1 Pic TITB C6

Dodo EWA C6

Dog Roger Widdle & Puke Dodo MFAOA SEQ BBR SEQ TGOTG SEQ TGOTG C1 TGOTG C3

Dolphin BBR C6

Donkey Sally BBR C4 TGOTG C1

Dormouse Esmerelda FOP C3 MFAOA C10 TGOTG C1

Dormouse Garden TGOTG C1

Dormouse Squirrel MFAOA C10

Douroucouli Cai EWA C2 TNN C17 Photo

Dove Blue-spotted OA C4 OA C6

Dove Diamond MM C1

Dove Turtle MFAOA C6

Dragon Guiana MM C3 Pic

Dragonfly EWA II MFAOA C9 BBR C5 BBR C8 TGOTG C3

Drill OA Pre OA C1 OA C7 Pic

Drongoes Raquet Tailed TITB C8

Duck Billed Platypus TITB C6

Duck Paradise TITB C1

Duiker EWA C1

Duiker Ogilby s OA C6 Pic

Eagle Fish OA C13

Eagle Wedge Tailed TITB C6

Earwig MFAOA C2

Eel Electric EWA C6 TNN C14 Pic

Eel Moray BBR C3

Egret Cattle OA C13

Electric Ray Torpedo Fish EWA C5

Elephant SA C2 TITB C7 Pic TGOTG C5

Elver BBR C5

Emu TITB C6

Fer de lance TNN C15

Finch Australian FOP C3

Firefly MFAOA C10 TGOTG C1 TGOTG C7

Fish Archer EWA C5

Fish Four-eyed TNN C13

Fish Pipe BBR C3 BBR C6

Fish Scorpion Scorpios BBR C3 BBR C5

Flamingo TGOTG C2

Flea TGOTG C7

Flying Dragon Flying Lizard Draco Volins TITB C8 Pic

Fox TNN C17 BBR C8

Fox Andean MM C1

Frog Budgetts TNN C16

Frog Corroboree MM C1

Frog Green EWA I

Frog Hairy TNN C7

Frog Paradoxical TNN C10

Frog Poison Dart Frog Poison Arrow TNN C10 Pic

Frog Pouched MM C3 TNN C10

Frog Tree EWA C1 MFAOA C8 MFAOA C10 TGOTG C4 TGOTG C5

Gecko Geronimo MM C1 OA PRE FOP C3 MFAOA C8 MFAOA C9 MFAOA C13 TGOTG C7

Genet MM C1 Pic EWA C2

Geogale OA C5

Giant Plaintain-Eaters EWA C1

Gibbon Black MM C5 Pic

Glow Worm BBR C8

Gnu White Tailed EWA C6

Gobies BBR C3

Goldfinch TITB C1 MFAOA C7 BBR C8 TGOTG C5

Goldfish MFAOA C18

Goose Nene Hawaian Goose SA C1 TITB C9

Gorilla N Pongo Nandi Jambo Zaire Tatu Assumbo Mamfe Bamenda MM C1 MM C2 MM C7 Pic SA C4 Phot SA C5 Phot SA C6 Phot OA PRE

Grasshopper MFAOA C5 MFAOA C10 TGOTG C1

Greenfinch TITB C1 MFAOA C7

Guenon Mona OA C9

Guenon Moustached EWA C8 Pic

Guenon Preuss s Red-backed monkey OA C13 Pic

Guenon Putty-nose OA C1 Pic OA C7

Guenon Red-eared OA C7

Guinea-Fowl Sclater s Crested OA C8 Pic

Gull Alecko MFAOA C17 MFAOA C18

Hare MFAOA C6 MFAOA C12

Hawk Chimango EWA I

Hedgehog EWA C8 BBR C8

Hippopotamus EWA C3 FOP C4

Hoatzin TNN C13

Hog Red River Puff and Blow OA C1 Pic TNN C3 Pic Photo

Hoopoe Hiawatha MFAOA C7 BBR C8 TGOTG C5

Hornbill OA PRE OA C10 Pic EWA C2

Humming-bird TNN C13 Pic

Hutia Jamaican SA C4 Phot

Hyrax Tree OA C3

Ibis Bare Faced Waldrapp Ibis SA C4

Ibis Glossy OA C13

Ibis Scarlet TNN C9

Iguana Green TNN C14

Jacana Lilly Trotter EWA C2 TNN C9

Jackal MFAOA C10

Jackdaw Gladstone TGOTG C3

Jay TGOTG C4 TGOTG C5

Kaka TITB C1

Kangaroo TITB C6 Pic EWA C8

Kea TITB C3

Kestrel BBR C5 TGOTG C1

Key-hole Limpets BBR C3

Kingfisher BBR C5

Kingfisher Giant OA C13

Kingfisher Pied OA C13

Kingfisher Pigmy OA PRE OA C6 OA C13 Pic TNN C1

Kingfisher Senegal OA C13

Kingfisher Shining-blue OA C6 OA C13

Koala Koala Bear TITB C5

Kookaburra TITB C4 Pic

Kusimanse The Bandits EWA C9 Pic TNN C4 Pic

Ladybird MFAOA C2

Lark BBR C4 TGOTG C5

Leech TITB C7 BBR C5

Lemur Mayotte Brown SA C4 MFAOA C9

Lemur Ring-tailed SA C3 Phot

Lemur Ruffed SA C4

Leopard SA C6

Limpet Slipper BBR C3

Lion MM C1 Pic MM C2 BBR C8

Lizard BBR C8 TGOTG C3

Lizard Agami TNN C1

Lizard Dragon TGOTG C3

Locust MFAOA C10

Loris MM C2 MM C6 TITB C7 Pic

Lovebird Black faced MM C1

Lyrebird TITB C4 Pic

Macaw TNN C11

Magpie The Magenpies MFAOA C15 MFAOA C18 TGOTG C4

Magpie White Backed TITB C1

Malimbus OA C6

Mallard TITB C1

Mamba Green OA C9

Mandrill MM C1 Pic MM C2

Mangabey Cherry crowned MM C1 Pic

Mangabey Red-headed Weekes TNN C5 Pic

Mantis Praying Cicely MFAOA C10 MFAOA C13 EWA C3 BBR C4 BBR C8 TGOTG C2 TGOTG C7

Marmoset TNN C13 Pic SA C2

Marmoset Black-pencilled SA C2

Marmoset Common Pavlo EWA C12 Pic

Marmoset Cotton Eared MM C6

Marmoset Pigmy EWA C8

Marmoset Silvery SA C2

Merlin TGOTG C1

Millipede OA C11 Pic EWA C10

Moa TITB C1 Pic

Mona Monkey EWA C1

Mongoose Black-legged Mongoose Black-footed OA C11 Pic TNN C1 Photo

Mongoose Orange eyed MM C1

Mongoose Pygmy SA C2

Monitor Nile OA C10 Pic TNN C1 Pic

Monkey Moustached Footle TNN C5 Pic

Monkey Owl Douracouli SA C3

Moose TITB C1

Mosquito MFAOA C9 BBR C5

Moth Chinamark BBR C5

Moth Deaths Head Hawk BBR C8

Moth Emperor MFAOA C8

Moth Hawk TGOTG C7

Moth Hummingbird Hawk TMB C1

Moth Oak Eggar TGOTG C7

Moth Oleander Hawk BBR C8

Mouse Striped EWA C1

Mudskippers TITB C8

Mynah Indian TITB C1

Narwhal s Horn BBR C3

Newt BBR C5 TGOTG C4

Night jar MFAOA C10

Nightingale TGOTG C5

Nuthatch TGOTG C5

Ocelot Tree MM C1

Octopus MFAOA C11 BBR C3 BBR C5 BBR C6

Opossum TNN C12

Orang utan Bali Surabaja Tunku Gambar Gina Oscar MM C1 MM C7 Pic SA C1 Phot SA C2 SA C4 Phot SA C6

Oriole MFAOA C7

Oriole Golden TGOTG C5

Ormers BBR C3

Oropendola TMB End

Oryx Arabian TITB C9

Ostrich South American Rhea EWA I EWA C14 TNN C15 Photo Pic

Owl TNN C7

Owl Barn Lampadusa BBR C8

Owl Burrowing EWA I

Owl Canadian Eagle SA C6 Phot

Owl Canadian horned MM C1

Owl Eagle TGOTG C4

Owl Scops Ulysses MM C1 MFAOA C10 BBR C2 BBR C5 BBR C6 TGOTG C1 TGOTG C3

Owl Woodfords MM C1 Pic

Paca TNN C13 Pic

Pangolin Scaly anteater OA C3 Pic TNN C7 Pic

Parrot African Grey MM C1 OA PRE EWA C2

Parrot Green TNN C17

Parrot Owl Kakapo TITB C3 Pic

Parrot Rosella TITB C1

Patas Monkey MM C4 Pic SA C2 Pic EWA C10

Peccary White collared MM C2

Pelican s Foot BBR C3

Penguin MM C1 MM C2

Penguin Cook Strait Blue TITB C2

Penguin Fairy TITB C2

Penguin Yellow Eyed TITB C2 Pic

Phalangers TITB C6

Pheasant TITB C1

Pheasant White Eared SA C2 Photo SA C4 SA C6 SA C7

Pigeon Quasimodo

Quilp EWA C4 MFAOA C3 MFAOA C4 TGOTG C3

Pigeon New Zealand TITB C1

Pigeon Passenger TITB C9

Pigeon Wood MFAOA C6

Pipe-fish OA C8 MFAOA C17

Plaintain-eaters Giant OA C2

Plover Black & White Spur Winged EWA I TNN C15

Plover Wattled OA C13

Porcupine African crested MM C2 Pic

Porcupine Brush-tailed OA C4 Pic EWA C2 TNN C2 Pic

Porcupine Tree EWA C2 TNN C9 Pic

Porpoise MFAOA C10

Possum TITB C6 TITB C1

Possum Glider TITB C4

Possum Leadbetters TITB C4 Pic

Potto MM C1

Prions Fairy TITB C2

Python OA C6

Python Calabar Ground OA C2

Python Reticulated MM C1

Rabbit Volcano SA C5

Racoon Crab Eating EWA C2 TNN C17 Photo Pic

Rail Flightless TITB C9

Rail Pigmy White-spotted OA C1 OA C6 Pic

Rat Black EWA C5 TGOTG C1

Rat Brown MFAOA C10

Rat Pouched SA C2 OA C2 Pic

Rat Yellow-spotted OA C2 Pic

Rattlesnake TNN C16

Redstart MFAOA C7

Rhino Sumatran TITB C7

Robin MFAOA C6 TGOTG C5

Robin Chats OA C6

Robin Forest OA C1 OA C4 OA C9

Rose-beetle MFAOA C3

Rotifer BBR C5

Rusa Javan TITB C1

Sambar TITB C1

Scorpion MFAOA C5 MFAOA C9 TGOTG C7

Scorpion Whip Whip Scorpion Wilhelmina EWA C10

Screamer EWA I

Sea Fan MFAOA C11

Sea Horse BBR C6

Sea Urchin MFAOA C11 TGOTG C3

Sea-slug MFAOA C3 MFAOA C4 TGOTG C8

Seladang TITB C6

Seriama South America MM C5 Pic TNN C16

Serpula MFAOA C11

Serval SA C7 OA C10 Pic

Shags King TITB C2

Shearwater Fluttering TITB C2

Shell Coat-of-mail Chitons BBR C3 TGOTG C8

Shell Top TGOTG C3

Shrew Forest EWA C1

Shrew Giant Water Potomagale SA C2 OA C5 Pic TNN C7

Shrew Tree TITB C6

Shrimp MFAOA C17

Simiang TITB C7 Pic

Skink OA C2 EWA C2

Skink Fernand MM C1 MM C6

Skunk MM C6

Skunk White backed TNN C15 Pic

Skylark TITB C1

Slow Worm TGOTG C5

Snail BBR C4

Snail Common EWA C3

Snail Land OA C1 EWA C2 EWA C10

Snail Rams-horn BBR C5

Snail Roman Snail Apple BBR C4

Snake Brown Water OA C4 MFAOA C17 MFAOA C18

Snake Coral TNN C16

Snake Hooded TNN C16

Snake King BBR C8

Snake Mamba FOP C4

Snake Water TNN C2 BBR C8 TGOTG C5

Snipe MFAOA C11

Sparrow TGOTG C4 TGOTG C5

Sparrow Hedge TITB C1

Sparrow House TITB C1

Sparrowhawk TGOTG C1

Spider EWA C3 TGOTG C7

Spider Crab MFAOA C2

Spider Lady Bird Eresus niger (now Eresus cinnaberinus ) TGOTG C2

Spider Palmer OA C6

Spider Tarantula BBR C4

Spider Trap Door EWA C4 MFAOA C5

Spider Water BBR C5

Sponge BBR C3

Spoonbill EWA I

Squirrel Black-eared OA C9

Squirrel Flying MM C1 EWA 111

Squirrel Giant booming TNN C1

Squirrel Malabar MM C4 Pic

Starfish BBR C3 BBR C6

Starfish Brittle TGOTG C3

Starfish Cushion BBR C6

Starling TITB C1

Stonechat TGOTG C4 TGOTG C5

Stork Jabiru TNN C9

Sun Bittern EWA C5

Sunbird OA PRE Pic OA C13

Swallow MFAOA C7 MFAOA C10

Swan Black TITB C1

Swan Black necked EWA I

Swan Mute TITB C1

Takahe Notornis Mantelli TMB End TITB C3 Pic

Tamandua Anteater TNN C9 Pic Photo

Tamarin SA C2

Tamarin Emperor MM C1 Pic

Tamarin Red-handed SA C2 SA C4

Tamarin Saddleback SA C1 Phot SA C6 Phot

Tapir South American Claudius MM C1 Pic MM C4 Pic SA C2

Teal Black TITB C1

Teguexins MM C3 Pic

Tenrec SA C5 SA C6 Phot

Termite White TNN C7

Termites OA C1 OA C7

Tern BBR C5

Terrapin Old Plop EWA C3 FOP C3 MFAOA C17 MFAOA C18 BBR C5 TGOTG C4

Thar TITB C1

Thrush TITB C1 TGOTG C5

Thrush Ground OA C9

Tick TGOTG C7

Tiger EWA C3

Toad Augustus Tickletummy

Deidre MFAOA C13 BBR C6 BBR C8 TGOTG C7

Toad Horned MM C1 Pic TNN C16 Pic Photo

Toad Leopard FOP C3

Toad Map TGOTG C7

Toad Pipa MM C3 TNN C10 Pic

Top Shells BBR C3

Tortoise TNN C7 Pic BBR C8 TGOTG C4

Tortoise Giant MM C1

Tortoise Greek Achilles MM C3 SA C2 MFAOA C4 MFAOA C8

Toucan MM C1 TNN C16

Touracous MM C1

Tower Shell BBR C3

Trumpeter Grey winged MM C1 MM C2

Tuataras MM C7 Pic TITB C2 Pic

Tucotuco TNN C15

Tui TITB C1

Turtle BBR C6

Turtle Leathery TITB C8 Pic

Turtle Soft-shelled OA C13 Pic

Viper Gaboon OA C6 OA C8 Pic EWA C13 Pic TNN C2

Vole Field BBR C8

Vulture Griffin TGOTG C1

Wagtail MFAOA C7

Wallaby EWA C8

Wallaby Bush TITB C1

Wapiti TITB C1

Wasp Hunting EWA C6 MFAOA C8 MFAOA C9

Weasel TGOTG C1

Weaver Bird OA C6

Wekas TITB C1 Pic

Wolf EWA C6

Wolf Maned TNN C16

Wolf Tasmanian TITB C6

Wombat TITB C4 Pic TITB C6

Woodcock MFAOA C11

Woodpecker Great Black EWA C2

Worm Bristle BBR C3

Worm Tube BBR C3

Wren TGOTG C5

Wrybill TITB C0

Yellowhammer TITB C1

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