Good in Very Good jacket. Small quarto, hardcover, VG ex library with near fine beige pictorial dj in mylar. Describes how care and breeding in zoos and other controlled environments have helped protect such endangered species as the wattled crane, Morelet's crocodile, and Arabian oryx. b & w photos. 54 pp. including index.
Illustrated. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. X-Library with normal flaws............The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear...The jacket has a price clip.........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-11-28 Almost everyone likes a zoo. The special zoo facilities described here operate captive breeding programs for endangered species. A total of six speciesgrevy zebra, cheetah, Morelet's crocodile, wattled crane, golden lion tamarin and the Arabian oryxare discussed as well as the special efforts taken to prevent their extinction. Zoo keepers must encourage animals to breed and train them to return to the ``wild.'' The authors include a sensitive explanation of why animals become extinct. Some of the black-and-white photos are out of focus, poorly reproduced and look like snapshots; quality color photos could have made this valuable book a more visually exciting one. (7-10) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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