Wednesday, November 11, 2015
WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: The Great MOnkey Rescue by Sandra Markle
ABOUT THE BOOK
Golden lion tamarins are found only in Brazilian forests. These small, remarkable monkeys once had plenty of space to roam and claim family territories. But years of deforestation caused their numbers to shrink. They were in serious danger of becoming extinct.
To help, scientists studied the animals in zoo settings. But they faced several mysteries. Why weren't golden lion tamarins reproducing in zoos? If scientists reintroduced zoo-raised tamarins to the wild, would those monkeys survive? And how could scientists give tamarins enough forest area for the population to grow? Find out how scientists and concerned citizens worked together to give golden lion tamarins a hopeful future.
Sandra Markle has done it again. She's written a book that tells a fascinating story of science in action. I really enjoyed learning about the Golden Lion Tamarin and the efforts that are going into saving the species. It's remarkable to me the dedication that people show towards other creatures on this earth. I also appreciated the beautiful photographs, maps, diagrams, and other helpful text features that helped demonstrate the size of the problem and the challenges that those trying to solve the problem are facing. The book is not only informative but beautifully designed and easy to read. A fabulous addition to any library collection.