The Animals of Grandfather Mountain

The Animals of Grandfather Mountain


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The Animals of Grandfather Mountain by Laurie Mitchell Mitchell Jakobsen

Meet Nola the Magician, an otter too curious for her own good who performs a Houdini-like disappearance; Carolina and Dakota, two bear pranksters who always steal the show; Wilma the bald eagle who fiercely guards her precious wooden egg; and Heidi the deer,who always makes a pest of herself at feeding time. Readers will love Kodiak and Yonahlossee, two feisty bear cubs who aren't near as cuddly as they seem; Squeak the cougar who loves his bungee rope and despises Milton the Bear; Milton the Bear, a costume animal who dances throughout the habitat drawing children like the Pied Piper; and L.L. Cool J., a tiny fawn that grows up to run the Bear and Cougar Gauntlet.

Many more animals are waiting to be discovered in The Animals of Grandfather Mountain.

The habitats at Grandfather Mountain will always be named for Mildred the Bear, the nicest bear that has ever been. When Grandfather agreed to obtain two bears to be released in the wild to help rebuild the bear population in the mountains, by mistake, the Atlanta Zoo sold Grandfather a young bear that the office staff at the zoo had raised on a bottle. Consequently when that young bear was released she did not revert to the wild. She did not know that she was a bear. She had none of the hostility sometimes associated with bears. She just wanted to hang out with people, and she was given the name Mildred. - Hugh Morton

Laurie Mitchell Jakobsen always knew that she wanted to work with animals. She obtained a degree in wildlife biology from Auburn University and landed her first job at the City of Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Alabama. She served as animal habitat manager at Grandfather Mountain from 1996 to 2000. She now lives in Wyoming with her husband and is embarking on a writing career. As the manager of Mildred the Bear Animal Habitat at Grandfather Mountain, Jakobsen realized how visitors were enthralled with her job of caring for the animals. This book gives a glimpse of her daily life in the animals habitats. Read here an assortment of tales about the feisty bear cubs, wary eagles, comical otters, graceful deer and elusive cougars which call the North Carolina's top ecotourist destination home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887905480
Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.30(d)

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