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Follow Those Zebras

By: Sandra Markle

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain.

Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave.

Author's note. Zebra facts. Source notes. Glossary. Suggestions for further information. Index. Full-color photographs.

ISBN: 9781541538375

JLG Release: Sep 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Zebras , Migration , Namibia , Animal behavior and characteristics , Zoology , Scientific research

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Markle’s informational picture book describes how scientists worked to solve the mystery of migrating zebras in southern Africa. Every year during the dry season, thousands of zebras disappeared from the savannas, and no one could explain where they went. In 2012 Robin Naidoo, a research scientist with the World Wildlife Fund, assembled a team to Markle’s informational picture book describes how scientists worked to solve the mystery of migrating zebras in southern Africa. Every year during the dry season, thousands of zebras disappeared from the savannas, and no one could explain where they went. In 2012 Robin Naidoo, a research scientist with the World Wildlife Fund, assembled a team to uncover the answer. Naidoo and his team decided to track the zebras using GPS tracking collars. Surprisingly, the data showed the longest-known terrestrial wildlife migration in Africa. The researchers learned that the zebras traveled to Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana. Plenty of photographs provide visual context to this mystery, and small sidebars offer interesting tidbits without overwhelming the page. Markle shares an abundance of information about the environment and basic facts on zebras before delving into the mystery of their migration. Text moves quickly and maintains reader interest, although the tone is better suited for younger readers. An extensive glossary, an author’s note, an index, and suggested reading are included. A solid and readable addition to school library collections.

Book Details

ISBN

9781541538375

First Release

September 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

599.665

Trim Size

9.75 x 9.75

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 1050L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Library edition

Publisher

Millbrook Press

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Zebras, Migration, Namibia, Animal behavior and characteristics, Zoology, Scientific research,

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