Zoo scientists to the rescue

by Newman, Patricia, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 333.95 Newm
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 333.95 Newm
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 333.954 NEWMAN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 333.954 NEWMAN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 333.95 New
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 333.95 New
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 333.95 N46
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 333.95 N46
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 333.95 NEW
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 333.95 NEW
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 333.95 NEW
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 333.95 NEW

Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but that's not all zoos do. 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!

Treetop teachers
The comeback kits
Feces save species
The rest of the story.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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. Each scientist describes his or her background, research in the wild, challenges to conservation efforts, and how zoo labs help them do their work. Photos of the scientists in the field, as well as their animal research subjects, enlivens the already fascinating material. Newman clearly describes the conditions that led to each species becoming endangered and encourages readers to think carefully about their own actions in light of threats to wildlife. Though the book appears slim, the content is fairly dense, so this will likely appeal more to middle-grade readers. Hand this to kids who can't get enough of the Scientists in the Field series.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wildlife conservation -- Juvenile literature.
Endangered species -- Juvenile literature.
Zoo animals -- Juvenile literature.
Zoos -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation.
Endangered species.
Zoo animals.
Publisher Minneapolis :2018
Contributors Crawley, Annie, photographer.
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781512415711
Other Classic View