BOOKS: Kalahari Dream by Chris Mercer & Bev Pervan
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2012:
Kalahari Dream by Chris Mercer & Bev Pervan
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302 pages, including 100 photos. $9.99.
On an overnight stay in Kuruman, South Africa, deep in the
Kalahari desert, wildlife enthusiasts Chris Mercer and his wife Bev
Pervan asked about land for sale. Purchasing a rundown 1,500-acre
farm, in 1998 they opened the Kalahari Raptor Centre, the first
wildlife rehabilitation center in the Northern Cape Province.
Mercer, a former attorney who turned to farming before
taking up wildlife rehab, describes the huge renovation project that
they undertook to start the project as prolonged chaos, but “The
transformation from the tired, degraded farm we had bought, to the
luscious, rich parkland we now owned, was quite extraordinary,” he
writes. “It was rather like buying an old tin mug at an auction,
and then finding out that it was made of pure gold.” Read more