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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Tiger-taming Mice Elves




David Quammen writes in Monster of God (p.372) about Evgeny N Smirnov, chief tiger biologist for the Russian zapovnick:



Smirnov was an elfin man, with large eyeglasses and a warm smile, who had come to this place as a mouse researcher in the 1960’s and gotten interested in tigers without ever losing interest in mice.”

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