Gerald Durrell, 1936 later a conservationist,author, naturalist & zoo keeper. There can't be that many people whose life follows the trajectory they long for, and who achieve something hugely worthwhile along the way. In this case the child really was father to the man.
Durrell family in front of the Daffodil-Yellow Villa, Corfu, 1935. (From left: Margo Durrell, Nancy Myers Durrell, Lawrence Durrell, Gerald Durrell and Louisa Dixie Durrell, photograph by Leslie Durrell)