Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures

Alexander, Kwame,
Call Number: x 590 A376

All ages

More than 50 creatures are presented in stunning, intimate photography, against a black or white background, to the accompaniment of three-line poems, celebrating their beauty, prowess, and very existence.  A lovely collaboration of word and image

Animals by the numbers : a book of infographics

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
Call Number: x 590 J524-14

Apex predators : world's deadliest hunters, past and present

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
Call Number: x 590 J524-15

Steve Jenkins introduces readers to some of the most powerful predators in history, from the Tyrannosaurus rex to the African lion.

 

Cecil's pride : the true story of a lion king

Hatkoff, Craig,
Call Number: x 599.7 H3635

Describes Cecil the lion's rise to power at the Hwange National Park, from his struggles as a cub and alliance with rival Jericho to his untimely death that shocked the world.

 

Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's fastest cats

Montgomery, Sy.
Call Number: x 599.7 M788-2

Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers.

 

If you are a kaka, you eat doo doo : and other poop tales from nature

Martel, Sara, 1965-
Call Number: x 591.5 M376

This illustrated picture book explores the many ways in which birds, lizards, sloths, insects, wombats, and other animals use poop--their own or that of other animals.

 

Lesser spotted animals : the coolest creatures you've never heard of

Brown, Martin, 1959- author, illustrator.
Call Number: x 590 B879

Grades 2 - 5

Funny and informative, this entertaining browser introduces a variety of lesser-known creatures: numbat, fairy armadillo, zorilla, banded linsang, hirola, and more.

Living fossils : clues to the past

Arnold, Caroline,
Call Number: x 560 A752

While creatures around them have gone extinct, and new ones have evolved beside them, these six animals, including the horseshoe crab, the Hula painted frog, and the dragonfly, have survived over millions of years.

 

The manatee scientists : saving vulnerable species

Lourie, Peter.
Call Number: x 599.55 L892

Highlights the work scientists are doing to protect the manatee, an endangered species.

 

Marsupials

Bishop, Nic, 1955-
Call Number: x 599.2 B622

Such animals as quolls and pademelons live on the continent of Australia, along with kangaroos, koalas, and many other marsupials. Bishop introduces the beauty and diversity of these amazing animals.

 

Owen & Mzee : the true story of a remarkable friendship

Hatkoff, Isabella.
Call Number: x 590 H364

This is the true story of an orphaned hippopotamus in Kenya, and the 130-year-old giant tortoise who befriended him.

 

Parrots over Puerto Rico

Roth, Susan L, author, illustrator.
Call Number: x 598.05 R845

A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species.

 

Pink is for blobfish : discovering the world's perfectly pink animals

Keating, Jess,
Call Number: x 590 K25

Grades 1 - 4

Turns out that in nature, the pink creatures aren't necessarily cuddly and sweet.  Meet 17 of some of the strangest critters ever, like the naked mole rat and the pinktoe tarantula - and they're all pink. 

 

 

Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall

Silvey, Anita,
Call Number: x 92 G6455So

This is both a biography of the famed zoologist and chimpanzee conservationist, Jane Goodall, and a look at the chimpanzees she studies and what her work has taught the world.