Who could resist a handbook about potential pets that has a little symbol for "likes children" and a separate one for "likes children to eat"... The pictures are wonderful and advice errs on the side of responsibility. The big carnivores, he says, are ideal for safari parks in the grounds of stately homes. Tyrannosaurus is "the ultimate animal for a zoo with dwindling attendances". But accidents will happen and "unfortunately mean fairly large scale death and destruction"