Tiger in Trouble! (National Geographic Chapters Series)

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Follow the journey of Nitro, a tiger kept in captivity in Kansas. His story starts when the County sheriffs visited the Kansas property and decided to confiscate all big cats from their owner. Lions were sent to Detroit zoo and Nitro and his friend Apache to the Carolina tiger rescue. As Nitro was adjusting to his new home, things went terribly wrong. Fever broke, and lost his sight. With the help of his rescuers, its friend Apache, and a lot of patience and love, blind Nitro was given a whole new way to "see". ...

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Overview

Follow the journey of Nitro, a tiger kept in captivity in Kansas. His story starts when the County sheriffs visited the Kansas property and decided to confiscate all big cats from their owner. Lions were sent to Detroit zoo and Nitro and his friend Apache to the Carolina tiger rescue. As Nitro was adjusting to his new home, things went terribly wrong. Fever broke, and lost his sight. With the help of his rescuers, its friend Apache, and a lot of patience and love, blind Nitro was given a whole new way to "see". Nitro became the keepers and visitors favorite. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Tiger in Trouble! is sure to captivate all big cats lovers. Kids will learn great tips about these fascinating creatures and how to contribute to their conservation.
Meet Ethereal, one of the rarest bats in the world that was in grave danger. Ethereal, an albino micro bat, was an easy target for predators and in poor condition when rescue workers at Bat World sancturay discovered her. Now, she is completely safe and thriving at the sanctuary.

Stories in this books also include:
Ethereal's survival story: the white albino bat Susie, Bob, and Caleb: The Three Monkeyteers

This book will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere, as they will love reading the true stories of humans saving the lives of amazing animals.

Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1079-9 , $14.90/$16.95 Can
E-book: 978-1-4263-1080-5 , $5.99/$5.99 Can

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426310782
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Series: National Geographic Chapters Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 196,114
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

For the past 15 years, award-winning author KELLY MILNER HALLS has crafted high interest nonfiction books and articles for young readers. Known for quirky but well researched topics, Halls delights in drawing even reluctant readers into the realm of discovery through the explorations of dinosaurs, Sasquatch, UFO's or dozens of other unusual themes. She speaks at schools and conferences all over the country and also works as YA novelist Chris Crutcher's assistant.

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Junkyard Jungle
 
Ten-year-old Nitro paced in his cage. It was the evening of February 21, 2009. The sun was setting quickly. Nitro’s owner, Jeffrey Harsh, was late with the tiger’s dinner.
 
Hungry big cats get restless, but Nitro couldn’t pace far. His chain-link cage was only 20 feet wide and 30 feet long—one-third the size of a school gym. Nitro was eight feet long. He could only take a few steps. Then he had to turn and walk the other way. Back and forth. Back and forth.
 
He stepped over bones in the dust. They were left over from earlier meals. He brushed against Apache, the other tiger in his cage. His empty belly grumbled. He growled and roared.
 
Nitro and Apache were not alone. There were three female lions in other cages nearby. All of these big cats were living at the Prairie Cat Animal Refuge near Oakley, Kansas—and they were all hungry.
 
A man wandered to the main gate. The cats’ eyes locked on him. He opened the gate and slowly came inside.
 
The man passed piles of junk.
 
He looked into each animal’s cage. Nitro listened, while the other cats studied the stranger.
 
Then the man walked toward a lioness. He slipped his hand inside the metal bars of her gate.
 
It was a very bad choice.
 
To the hungry lion, his arm looked like dinner. Her instinct told her to catch her meal, and she listened. She bit down on the stranger’s arm. He screamed and screamed.
 
Just then Jeffrey drove up with a truck full of meat. He could tell right away things were not right. The entry gate was unlocked and open. Screams were coming from the big cats’ cages. Jeffrey jumped out of his truck and ran toward the sound.

Jeffrey saw the stranger. He ran past Nitro, toward the lion cage. Jeffrey grabbed the man and tried to pull him free. But he wasn’t as strong as the lion, and she would not let go. He never hit the animals, but he didn’t know what else to do. The man was in serious danger.
 
Jeffrey picked up a metal pipe and swung at the lioness. At last, she opened her jaws, and the frightened man fell back. Jeffrey rushed the stranger to the hospital. As he drove, he called the police on his cell phone.
 
Nitro would have to wait a little longer for his dinner. His owner was under arrest. He had not protected the stranger from the dangerous big cats.
 
Until that night, Jeffrey Harsh had broken no laws. Almost half of the states in the U.S. have passed laws to make it illegal to own wild animals like Nitro. Thirteen other states have some rules that say who can keep them and who cannot. The rest of the states have almost no laws at all. There, almost anyone can buy a wild animal.
 
Kansas is one of the 13 states with some rules. But the rules are not strong enough, said Sheriff Rod Taylor, the officer who arrested Jeffrey. Owners do not even need to take a class to learn how to care for a wild animal. If people like Jeffrey Harsh follow a few rules, they can buy big cats and raise them. And terrible things can happen.
 
Jeffrey didn’t see it that way. He didn’t think his big cats would hurt anyone. He thought since his animals were raised in captivity, or in cages, they would not act like wild animals.
 
“They were born in captivity,” he said on his website, “and bottle fed, so they think they are human. They are as gentle and sweet as a house cat.” He was wrong.
 
The judge gave Jeffrey a choice. He could pay fines and spend months in jail, or he could give the big cats to people who knew how to take care of them. Jeffrey decided to give his pets away. The lionesses were headed to the Detroit Zoo. But this zoo didn’t need any tigers. No zoo did.
 
So where would Nitro and Apache go? Sheriff Taylor called animal rescue experts for help. They told him about Carolina Tiger Rescue in North Carolina. Would they agree to take Nitro and Apache? That was the big question.
 
Kathryn Bertok works at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She takes care of the animals that live there.
 
“We won’t take an animal unless we can take them for the rest of their lives,” Kathryn explained. That’s because moving a tiger is hard. It is hard for the tiger. It is also hard for the people moving it.
 
Tigers that are cared for by humans can live to be 20 years old. Nitro and Apache were 10 years old. Tiger Rescue would have to pay the cost of feeding and caring for two tigers for ten more years. Could they afford it?
 
There was another important question: How much space would Nitro and Apache need? Big cats get sad in small spaces. They pace in a figure-eight pattern. They pant and grumble. They even suck their tails, like a baby human sucks its thumb.

The tiny cage in Kansas was far too small for two full-grown cats. A new home for Nitro and Apache would need to be bigger. Much bigger. It would take a space 37 times as big as their Kansas cage to keep them happy.
 
Experts at Carolina Tiger Rescue thought long and hard.
 
At last, they answered yes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Epic

    I can kill time XD

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Endangered Tigers

    To those who kill Tigers: You are hated by most people these days. Right? Good.You also are hated by people that love animals. GIVE UP KILLING so the world can live as one!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

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    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Ehhhhh

    The samplwas very VERY VERY VERY VERY SHORT

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    To Yopancakes and everyone (but mostly yocakes)

    I think you are stupid more than the sample even if it's only 7 pages long yopancakes. To every one : This is advice alex.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Kay and bull

    The sample was just not cool make it longer i typed the passcode and i spent my time to do that and a 7 page book with no info that IS WASTFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"""!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Tiger

    So cut

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2014

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    Poopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoopoop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Nudi

    Njn

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Save the tigers

    Ok who ever kills tigers are mean. Like what did a tiger do to you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Love all animals

    I wish l could see al animals in real life rather than pictures like the tasmanian tiger which died out years before l was born.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Tiger!

    Tigers give me a nightmare but hears the thang i olready resuch about tigers so if i read this book i will want to put it in my Anmel resruch and i cant do thst becuase it is done. But Tigers are the grateis on my wach.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Tigers are endangered!

    Tigers are endangered!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    THIS BOOK IS OK

    This book is ok

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Awwww!!!!!!!!!

    Poor, poor, poor tigers! They never done anything to us, so why are we doing anything to them? Such a sad book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Aw......

    Aw......

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Soooooooooo sad

    I just hate to these tigers get killed everyday

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    WAAAA!!!

    You poor tigers!!!!!!!!!! So cute!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    Ohhh! Poor tigers

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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