Fox “Bought a Zoo” From Mee

20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Benjamin Mee’s memoir “We Bought a Zoo” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Zoo” tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside.

Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.

Julie Yorn will produce. No writer is attached to adapt.