Endangered Animal Babies: Saving Species One Birth at a Time

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Vivid photographs, range maps, data profiles and lively, fact-filled commentaries introduce 24 animals now being rescued from extinction through captive-breeding programs in zoos and animal-research centers. These appealing offspring-of the bald eagle, fishing cat, zebra duiker, reticulated python, and many others-could have disappeared. The Species Survival Plan-a cooperative effort of a number of zoos-is working to ensure future generations of these diverse and wonderful ...
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Vivid photographs, range maps, data profiles and lively, fact-filled commentaries introduce 24 animals now being rescued from extinction through captive-breeding programs in zoos and animal-research centers. These appealing offspring-of the bald eagle, fishing cat, zebra duiker, reticulated python, and many others-could have disappeared. The Species Survival Plan-a cooperative effort of a number of zoos-is working to ensure future generations of these diverse and wonderful creatures.

Examines such endangered species as the barn owl, birdwing butterfly, and tomato frog and discusses the attempts to save them through captive breeding programs.

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Sheilamae O'Hara
Maynard interprets "animal" in its broadest sense, including insects, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and amphibians as well as mammals. Each species is illustrated in a full-color, full-page spread. The opposite page gives pertinent data, including information on habitat, size, and maturation period and threats. These raw data are followed by a narrative account of interesting facts about the animal and the outlook for its future. Maps pinpoint places where the species can still be found in the wild. The illustrations, which are large enough to satisfy the frequent student request for pictures that can be shown to the class during oral reports, are intriguing enough to spark a young naturalist's interest and curiosity. This book, part of the Cincinnati Zoo series, is as welcome for its beauty as for its informational value. Bibliography.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780531152577
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Series: Cincinnati Zoo Bks.
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years

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