Top 50 Reasons to Care about Rhinos: Animals in Peril

Top 50 Reasons to Care about Rhinos: Animals in Peril

by Mary Firestone

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Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
A rhinoceros is a complex, interesting, and endangered animal. One hundred fifty years ago there were millions of rhinos. In 2008, there were only 25,000 remaining worldwide. The animals are dying due to poachers who desire their horns, which are sold on the black market mainly for medicinal purposes. Additionally, the loss of their habitat has caused a drop in the rhino population. This nonfiction book highlights many intriguing and probably unknown facts about rhinos. One might find it amazing and sad that the only known rhino predators are humans. Other animals steer clear of adult rhinoceros' due to their strength, power, and dangerous horns. It might be surprising that such ferocious animals are herbivores. They can eat between 50-100 lbs. of plants every day. A rhino spends half of its life eating food. Yet, as strong as a rhino is, they do have one weakness: their eyesight. Their horns impede their view, and they are near sighted. The book is comprised of 50 mini chapters with different reasons to save rhinos cited in each chapter. In addition to the mini chapters, a reader will find a table of contents, a glossary, source notes, and an index. This nicely organized book will be an excellent addition for a geography, history, or social studies class where a child can read independently. It is in the "Animals in Peril" series. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Top 50 Reasons to Care about Endangered Animals Series
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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