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Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apesby Pamela S Turner
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Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, beautiful, and fiercely protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For many years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of t death at the hands of poachers. Funds raised by gorilla tourism”bringing people into the forest to see these majestic animalshave helped protect gorillas. This tourism is vital, but close contact between gorillas and people has brought a new threat to the mountain gorillas: human disease.
The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of courageous and talented scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The "Gorilla Doctors" study the effects of human exposure, document the daily lives of the gorillas, provide emergency care to injured animals, and even act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla baby named Fearless. Through engaging text and stunning photographs, Pamela Turner takes readers on an exploration like no other in this gripping tale of science, nature, and conservation.
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.
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.
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