Zoo Scientists to the Rescue

By: Patricia Newman

Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but they do so much more! Discover how scientists at three US zoos are helping wild and captive orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and black rhinoceroses.

ISBN: 9781512415711

JLG Release: Jan 2018


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Awards & Honors

Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Informational Books for Older Readers

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In this incredibly informative book, readers learn about three zoo scientists who are working to save three species (orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and wild black rhinos) using a variety of methods, from conservation education to breeding programs. Newman also includes ideas on how students can contribute to conservation efforts, such as reducin In this incredibly informative book, readers learn about three zoo scientists who are working to save three species (orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and wild black rhinos) using a variety of methods, from conservation education to breeding programs. Newman also includes ideas on how students can contribute to conservation efforts, such as reducing palm oil usage. Various zoos and organizations that focus on conservation are also mentioned; for example, biobanks, where scientists freeze the sperm and eggs of various species in order to protect it from a catastrophic loss. The photographs show the animals as well as the scientists and effectively enhance the information presented. Several charts, including one comparing apes and monkeys, add a deeper level of understanding. Maps of the original and current habitats of the creatures are helpful in visualizing how the earth has changed over the years. VERDICT A great book for research or for students interested in conservation.—V. Lynn Christiansen, Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

Book Details

ISBN

9781512415711

First Release

January 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

333.95/4

Trim Size

10 5/8" x 8 7/8"

Page Count

64

Accelerated Reader

Level 7.1; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 10.3; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level 1090L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Library edition

Publisher

Millbrook

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

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