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Zoo scientists to the rescue, Patricia Newman ; photographs by Annie Crawley

Label
Zoo scientists to the rescue
Title
Zoo scientists to the rescue
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Newman ; photographs by Annie Crawley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Go behind the scenes and discover how scientists at three US zoos are helping wild and captive orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and black rhinoceroses."--
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Gr 3–5–In this incredibly informative book, readers learn about three zoo scientists who are working to save three species (orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and wild black rhinos) using a variety of methods, from conservation education to breeding programs. Newman also includes ideas on how students can contribute to conservation efforts, such as reducing palm oil usage. Various zoos and organizations that focus on conservation are also mentioned; for example, biobanks, where scientists freeze the sperm and eggs of various species in order to protect it from a catastrophic loss. The photographs show the animals as well as the scientists and effectively enhance the information presented. Several charts, including one comparing apes and monkeys, add a deeper level of understanding. Maps of the original and current habitats of the creatures are helpful in visualizing how the earth has changed over the years. VERDICT A great book for research or for students interested in conservation.—V. Lynn Christiansen, Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary School, Raleigh, NC --V. Lynn Christiansen (Reviewed 09/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 9, p162)
  • Readers see the human side of animal science.Newman brings scientific research to life with her lively introduction to three scientists active today, two women and one man, all white and from the United States. The National Zoo's Meredith Bastian's "wild perspective" was an important factor in her hiring, first by the Philadelphia Zoo and then by her current employer. Her experiences in Borneo led to conservation efforts that include educating zoo visitors about using palm oil products from companies that do not harm orangutan environments. She has also advocated for the installation of "overhead trails," resembling ziplines, that allow "orangutans to travel much like wild ones do." In writing about the Lincoln Park Zoo's Rachel Santymire's work in South Africa, Newman describes how "male black rhinos scrape their feces into long trenches" to mark their territory, while "females scrape to look for a mate—kind of like posting a profile on a dating website." The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Jeff Baughman doesn't just breed black-footed ferrets; he reintroduces these small mammals back into the wild, helping to build up a population that numbered only 18 in 1984. With engaging photos, useful charts and maps, and practical conservation tips, this volume provides lots of encouragement for budding young scientists. Three experts, three species, three zoos: these elements add up to a fascinating story of how specialists make a real difference in conservation today. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, more conservation stories, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2017)
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10601320
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, Patricia
Dewey number
333.95/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 9-14
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • 1090L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.N49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoos
  • Scientists
  • Endangered species
  • Scientists
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoos
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoos
  • Scientists
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Zoo scientists to the rescue, Patricia Newman ; photographs by Annie Crawley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1887644
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781512415711
Lccn
2016053839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781512415711
  • (OCoLC)971514736
Label
Zoo scientists to the rescue, Patricia Newman ; photographs by Annie Crawley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1887644
Dimensions
24 x 28 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781512415711
Lccn
2016053839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781512415711
  • (OCoLC)971514736

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