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Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes (Scientists in the Field)

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Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by and#147;gorilla tourismand#8221;and#151;bringing people into the forest to see gorillasand#151;have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla doctors study the effects of human exposure, provide emergency care, and act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla.

Synopsis:

Through engaging text and stunning photographs, Turner delivers a gripping tale of science, nature, and the conservation of life as she follows the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, a group working to save the gorilla population of Rwanda and Uganda. Full color.

Synopsis:

Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by “gorilla tourism”—bringing people into the forest to see gorillas—have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla doctors study the effects of human exposure, provide emergency care, and act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla.

About the Author

Pamela S. Turner has a masters degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a special interest in microbiology and epidemiology. Her articles for children and adults have appeared in numerous scientific publications. Ms. Turner lives with her family in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547014333
Author:
Turner, Pamela S.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Wounds and injuries
Subject:
Gorilla
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Gorilla - Wounds and injuries - Rwanda -
Subject:
Gorilla - Diseases - Rwanda -
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Subject:
Animals - Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 11 x 0.19 in 0.76 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Through engaging text and stunning photographs, Turner delivers a gripping tale of science, nature, and the conservation of life as she follows the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, a group working to save the gorilla population of Rwanda and Uganda. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by “gorilla tourism”—bringing people into the forest to see gorillas—have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla doctors study the effects of human exposure, provide emergency care, and act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla.
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