Synopses & Reviews
Beco's Big Year celebrates and chronicls the surprise birth and endearing milestones of a baby Asian elephant, born right out in the open in front of visitors at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. Beco became an immediate star, and he has continued to delight zoo-goes throughout his first year. He's learned to swim, use his trunk, play with toys, and follow directions, all under the watchful eye of his mother, Phoebe. Also included are information about baby elephants, how elephants are taken care of at the zoo, and a section on elephant conservation. Recommended reading, bibliography.