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Zoo owner: Matt Damon is playing me

23 December 2011 Last updated at 06:27 GMT

In Hollywood blockbuster We Bought a Zoo, Matt Damon plays a father-of-two who buys a run-down zoo complete with its animals.

The film is based on a true story written by Benjamin Mee, who bought Dartmoor Zoo in Devon, England, after quitting his job as a newspaper journalist.

The BBC World Service's Kate Adair went to meet him.