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- DescriptionPart of the 5 Animals series! Elephants are truly remarkable, unmistakable animals. Their huge size, giant ears, amazing trunk and incredible intelligence make them unique in the natural world. They are highly active, complex, wideranging animals who play a key role in the ecosystems they inhabit. 5 Elephants will provide you with some fascinating elephant facts and figures, as well as introduce you to some of the serious challenges that wild and captive elephants face. To truly understand elephants, though, we must also get to kw them as individuals. We must learn their stories. In 5 Elephants, you'll read the stories of five famous elephants:
- You'll meet Echo, a wild elephant who thrived in her natural environment, surrounded by her family.
- You'll also read about Lucy, an elephant living alone in a Canadian zoo, and
- Tarra, an entertainment elephant who is w living out her days at a sanctuary.
- You'll discover why Tusko, a travelling entertainment elephant, had such a tragic life,
- and you'll meet Thandora, a zoo elephant who was given a new life in the wild.
- Understand what elephants need to be happy and healthy.
- Examine the differences between zoos and sanctuaries.
- Learn about the challenges of captivity and endangerment in the wild.
- Discover what you can do to become an Elephant Guardian.
- Author BiographyRob Laidlaw has spent more than 30 years working to protect animals of all kinds. That work has involved a wide variety of campaigns and projects, including initiatives to change laws, raise public awareness, litigate in the courtsand even animal rescues and relocations. He is a Chartered Biologist, part time adventurer, and a founder of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck. Rob is the author of Wild Animals in Captivity, Saving Lives and Changing Hearts, No Shelter Here and On Parade. He lives in Toronto.
- Author(s)Rob Laidlaw
- PublisherFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Date of Publication10/06/2014
- SubjectChildren's General Interest & Leisure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations
- Weight581 g
- Width210 mm
- Height259 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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