Zoo Scientists to the Rescue focuses on how zoo scientists do so much more than take care of animals. They help endangered animals all around the world. Award winning duo author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley bring readers behind the scenes at three zoos to meet scientists working to save endangered animals.
Meredith Bastian’s experiences studying wild orangutans help educate both zoo visitors and the zoo workers who care for captive orangutans. Jeff Baughman breeds black-footed ferrets and reintroduces them into the wild. And Rachel Santymire examines poop from black rhinoceroses at the zoo and in their natural habitat to benefit all black rhinos. Find out how zoo scientists are helping us learn more about these remarkable, at-risk species before it’s too late! (ISBN-13: 978-1512415711; ASIN: 1467712833; $33.32; Grades 3-8) Zoo Scientists to the Rescue is available now at your local independent retailer, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iTunes, or order a personalized copy directly from photographer Annie Crawley.
Junior Library Guild Selection
“Readers see the human side of animal science. Newman brings scientific research to life with her lively introduction to three scientists active today…With engaging photos, useful charts and maps, and practical conservation tips, this volume provides lots of encouragement for budding young scientists. Three experts, three species, three zoos: these elements add up to a fascinating story of how specialists make a real difference in conservation today.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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…The photographs show the animals as well as the scientists and effectively enhance the information presented. VERDICT A great book for research or for students interested in conservation.” —School Library Journal
“Many kids are familiar with zoos, but there’s much more to these attractions than an opportunity to see animals up close. Newman shines a light on the important work zoo scientists do to aid conservation and contribute important research, both at zoo labs and in the wild. This engagingly written book focuses on three scientists and their work protecting and researching orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and black rhinoceroses, respectively…Photos of the scientists in the field, as well as their animal research subjects, enlivens the already fascinating material.” —Booklist
Teacher resources available soon. A playlist called Zoo Scientists to the Rescue is available on www.YouTube.com/AnnieCrawley
Annie Crawley, CEO of Dive Into Your Imagination, has spent the past 20 years living and working around the world. As an award winning producer, photographer and motivational speaker, Annie photographs and produces programs about life on our planet. Trained as a journalist, her recent work includes books, films, cartoon characters from the Adventures of Ocean Annie series, and a series of eBooks designed for the iPad® available on the iBookstore. Annie is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and created Annie Crawley's Dive Team. As the founder of Dive Into Your Imagination, she is changing the way the next generation views our connection with our environment. Annie is available for interviews and speaking engagements. Contact us today. Phone: 805-453-1947
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