Hansa: The True Story of an Asian Elephant Baby

Hansa: The True Story of an Asian Elephant Baby

by Clare Hodgson Meeker, Linda M. Feltner
     
 

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Gray, fuzzy, a little wrinkled, and waving around one helluva snout, Hansa the baby elephant was born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle -- and is now a star! Hansa, which means “supreme happiness” in Thai, is a rare and endangered Asian elephant born in captivity to mom Chai. Clare Meeker follows Hansa’s true-life story and tells of Chai’s

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Gray, fuzzy, a little wrinkled, and waving around one helluva snout, Hansa the baby elephant was born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle -- and is now a star! Hansa, which means “supreme happiness” in Thai, is a rare and endangered Asian elephant born in captivity to mom Chai. Clare Meeker follows Hansa’s true-life story and tells of Chai’s difficulties getting pregnant (including a 2,000-mile roadtrip to Missouri to flirt with an 11,000-pound male!), her 22-month pregnancy, and the wondrous birth of 235-pound Hansa. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs, this fun and educational book chronicles Hansa’s remarkable birth and includes facts about elephant habitat, feeding habits, and anatomy.

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When Hansa was born at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, she weighed a mere 235 pounds and was the apple of her mother's eye. Mom had traveled more than 2,000 miles to a Missouri zoo to find a suitable mate, and her 22-month pregnancy had culminated in a bouncing, if rotund baby. Under mother's loving care, Hansa grew quickly: At her first birthday party, she was toting more than 1,000 pounds! This adorable pictorial celebrates Seattle's favorite toddler.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570613708
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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