Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field

Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field

by Ginger Wadsworth

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Overview

How can dogs that sniff for excrement, urine, vomit, and mucus help protect animals from extinction?

In the race to save endangered animals, finding solutions now is critical. Scat-detection dogs like Wicket, Tucker, and Orbee are conservation heroes and pioneers in a cutting-edge field of science. Canine detectives use their super sense of smell to locate the scat of target animals. From loose bear dung to gooey whale poop, scat can tell scientists valuable information about an animal’s sex, age, diet, and health—all without harming the animal or endangering the researcher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580896504
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 824,383
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ginger Wadsworth is the author of more than twenty books, including Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers and First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low (Clarion). She lives in Orinda, California.

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As a puppy Freddie had so much energy that his owner couldn’t handle him. Even with a daily run, Freddie managed to chew slippers, destroy a sofa, and nudge open kitchen cabinets and scatter the contents all over the apartment while his owner was at work.
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