Tigers

Tigers

by Marc Tyler Nobleman
     
 
Wild tigers once roamed through a large part of Asia. Today, however, wild tigers can only be found in some of the continent's forests and mountains. Destruction of their natural habitat, over-hunting, and other human actions have seriously decreased the wild tiger population. These big cats may soon disappear from the world forever. The Endangered! series describes

Overview

Wild tigers once roamed through a large part of Asia. Today, however, wild tigers can only be found in some of the continent's forests and mountains. Destruction of their natural habitat, over-hunting, and other human actions have seriously decreased the wild tiger population. These big cats may soon disappear from the world forever. The Endangered! series describes endangered species, explores what is going on, and what people can do to help these animals before it is too late.

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Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Tigers no longer roam through Asia as they once did; their numbers have dwindled from an estimated 100,000 in the 1800s and 1900s to fewer than 5,000 to 7,000 in 2005. Three subspecies are now extinct, and all of the six surviving subspecies are now endangered, with more tigers living in captivity than in the wild. Humans (tigers' only natural predators) have killed them for profit, land, sport, and/or protection. To save them, humans must save their prey and their habitat. This entry in the Marshall Cavendish "Endangered!" series gives general information the life of the tiger, as well as some information specific to each of the subspecies. The final chapter discusses conservation efforts, including the positive efforts by zoos, tracking tigers in the wild, and efforts by Asian nations to preserve the tigers' habitats. The text is engaging and clearly written; an occasional sidebar provides some additional information or another point of view. A glossary, sharp, close-up photographs, and maps locating the habitat of each of the six subspecies help readers glean more information. Age-appropriate books and websites will be useful for those wanting to know more. Current and informative, this will appeal both to browsers and those doing research. Reviewer: Peg Glisson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761429869
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Endangered! Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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