Wildlife veterinarian presents at library

Jerry Haigh’s career as a wildlife veterinarian and storyteller has taken him to many countries for work on a wide range of species.

Jerry Haigh’s career as a wildlife veterinarian and storyteller has taken him to many countries for work on a wide range of species.

He has travelled to Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Cameroon, Botswana, Malawi and Tanzania.

Haigh will be delivering some of his adventure stories in a presentation at the Williams Lake Library Wednesday, Oct. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Come out to enjoy stories about the wild animal work, which range from pregnancy checking a lion to giving an enema to a rhino,” says area librarian Caroline Derksen.

“An experienced storyteller, Jerry weaves African and other folktales into accounts of his own experiences with animals. Haigh’s stories are accompanied by pictures from his collection of over 20,000 images”.

Haigh’s first work of non-fiction was Wrestling With Rhinos: The Adventures of A Glasgow Vet in Kenya (2002), followed by The Trouble with Lions: A Glasgow Vet in Africa (2007).

Then came Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet’s Pursuit of the World’s Largest Deer (2012).