Download Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest by Paul Raffaele PDF

By Paul Raffaele

ISBN-10: 0061969397

ISBN-13: 9780061969393

"A exceptional ebook. . . . somebody who cares approximately animals will gain highly from analyzing it." -Shaun Ellis, superstar of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and writer of The guy Who Lives with Wolves

Award successful event journalist Paul Raffaele's Among the good Apes is the 1st e-book in over a decade-and probably the final ever-to take its readers into the lives of our charismatic cousins the good apes of their local habitats. Raffaele, a function author for Smithsonian journal, has been referred to as "nothing below a unique global treasure" through popular writer Alvin Toffler.

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Qxd:Layout 1 10/26/11 12:39 PM Page 56 FA S T FA C T S Jaguar Leandro Silveira f Education: PhD in animal biology from the University of Brasília, Brazil f Nationality: Brazilian f Scientific Name: Panthera onca f Range: The jaguar’s geographic range extends from the Southwest United States to lower Argentina, with nearly 50 percent of its distribution in Brazil. f Population Trend: Although the population is globally declining, jaguars can still be found in nineteen countries in the Western Hemisphere.

F Saigas can recover with protection. Their populations can increase by an astounding 60 percent in just one year under optimal conditions. without a second thought. Now, with unchecked poaching, there are thought to be fewer than one hundred thousand left. “I went to the Ustyurt plateau naively as a scientist going to study the reproductive biology of an interesting animal in the wild,” relates Bykova. ” In 2006, Elena joined a handful of other saiga specialists to form the Saiga Conservation Alliance, a group dedicated to working throughout the saiga’s range to draw attention to its plight.

The horns are made of compressed keratin, the same protein material that makes up human fingernails and hair. Rhinos are related to horses, zebras, and tapirs, and their shaggy ancestor—the woolly rhino—may have What You Should Know about Rhinoceroses f The closest living relatives to rhinos are tapirs and horses. f Rhinos once spread across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and occupied diverse ecosystems, including tropical, temperate, and even Arctic habitats. f The Southern white rhinoceros is the most numerous of all surviving rhino subspecies, however the Northern white rhinoceros subspecies is presumed to be extinct in the wild.

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