Cobra in My Kitchen and Other Adventures with Wildlife

Zai Whitekar


Wildlife sure sounds fun, doesn't it?

Explore the wild with Zai Whitaker, an eager adventurer raised among India's pioneering conservation heroes! Together with Romulus Whitaker, the 'Snake Man of India', Zai developed the Madras Crocodile Bank, to research and conserve crocodiles and other 'herps'.

From living with cobras as to hatching sea turtles and from watching birds to stalking termites, Zai has a long and thrilling trail of escapades. Her stories, poems and real-life accounts take you from Chennai to the Western Ghats, from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Papua New Guinea, and beyond into her wildly wonderful imagination!

Beautifully illustrated, Cobra in my Kitchen and Other Adventures with Wildlife introduces you to the fascinating side of wriggly snakes, jumpy frogs, lively lizards, colourful chameleons and even a tiger or two, along with many more unmissable adventures!

Hop on to this sensational safari of discoveries for children and the whole family!

  • Classification : Anthology
  • Pub Date : FEB 21, 2024
  • Imprint : Hachette India Children's Books
  • Page Extent : 200
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357317375
  • Price : INR 399

Zai Whitekar

Zai Whitaker grew up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in a family of naturalists, which was the beginning of her interest in wildlife and conservation. After college, she moved to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and worked at the Madras Snake Park and later helped start the Madras Crocodile Bank near Mamallapuram, and the Irula Tribe Women’s Welfare Society, Chengalpattu. She taught in Kodaikanal for 18 years and was the principal of two schools.

She has written 20 books, most of them for young people, on environmental issues. These include The Bird Man of India: Sálim Ali for Children (Hachette India), Andamans Boy, Sálim Mamoo and Me and Termite Fry. She is the managing trustee of the Madras Crocodile Bank, where she lives.

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