Collared Peccary: Cactus Eater

Overview

Late one summer afternoon in 2010, wildlife rescuer Lisa Bates drove into the Arizona desert with a dog crate in the back of her car. In the crate was a small animal-but it didn't look anything like a dog. It had reddish-brown fur and a piglike snout. It was a baby collared peccary that had been separated from its mother. Would Lisa find a way to reunite them?

Look inside to find out more about Lisa Bates and her rescue mission. Along the way you'll also discover how collared ...

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Overview

Late one summer afternoon in 2010, wildlife rescuer Lisa Bates drove into the Arizona desert with a dog crate in the back of her car. In the crate was a small animal-but it didn't look anything like a dog. It had reddish-brown fur and a piglike snout. It was a baby collared peccary that had been separated from its mother. Would Lisa find a way to reunite them?

Look inside to find out more about Lisa Bates and her rescue mission. Along the way you'll also discover how collared peccaries have adapted to their harsh desert climate and how humans are working to help save the habitat of the collared peccary-an animal that is truly one of America's greatest hidden treasures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617725715
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: America's Hidden Animal Treasures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,534,985
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Squeals at Sunset 4

Hard Animals to Rescue 6

Don't Call Them Pigs 8

Prickly Eaters 10

Join the Herd 12

Moms and Reds 14

A Day in the Desert 16

Finding a Herd 18

The Right Scent 20

The Happiest Javelina 22

Shrinking Habitat 24

Sharing the Desert 26

Collared Peccary Facts 28

People Helping Peccaries 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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