Behind the scenes at the zoo Your all-access guide to the world's greatest zoos and aquariums

Ben Ffrancon Davies

Book - 2021

"Venture behind the scenes to uncover the secrets of the amazing animals and army of staff that make up these awesome attractions and vital conservation centers. Find out what keeps zookeepers busy as they care for hundreds of different animals, from mini meerkats to enormous elephants. Learn how they create the perfect habitats, moreish meals, and fun enrichment activities to keep their animals healthy and happy. Marvel at how courageous zookeepers learn to look after dangerous animals. Le...arn about the valuable research and conservation efforts that are so crucial for protecting our most vulnerable species. Featuring only the best zoos from around the world, this book takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime trip through zoo life to discover the enormous amounts of ingenuity and care it takes to make safe homes and futures for wild and endangered animals"--

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Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Illustrated works
Published
New York, NY : DK 2021.
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
ISBN
9780744028881
0744028884
Main Author
Ben Ffrancon Davies (author)
Corporate Author
DK Publishing, Inc (-)
Other Authors
Vicky Melfi (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Venture behind the scenes to uncover the secrets of the amazing animals and army of staff that make up these awesome attractions and vital conservation centers. Find out what keeps zookeepers busy as they care for hundreds of different animals, from mini meerkats to enormous elephants. Learn how they create the perfect habitats, moreish meals, and fun enrichment activities to keep their animals healthy and happy. Marvel at how courageous zookeepers learn to look after dangerous animals. Learn about the valuable research and conservation efforts that are so crucial for protecting our most vulnerable species. Featuring only the best zoos from around the world, this book takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime trip through zoo life to discover the enormous amounts of ingenuity and care it takes to make safe homes and futures for wild and endangered animals"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Step inside the weird and wonderful world of zoos, where all four corners of our planet come together.  We’re opening the gates, just for you! Join us on an epic behind-the-scenes adventure of zoos and aquariums. From tigers and tortoises to giraffes and jellyfish, you’ll learn about hundreds of different animals and how they are looked after by their keepers.Inside the pages of this animal book for kids, you’ll discover the secret delights of the world's most interesting zoos and more! It includes:    • Descriptions of the conservation and ethical treatment of animals     • An explanation of the vital research done by zoos.    • Beautiful photos of animals and their innovative habitats in zoos around the world.    • Breakdowns of the tasks of zoo staff, using language that’s fun and accessible. All the fun of the zoo in just one book!Featuring only the best zoos from around the world, this conservation-themed children’s book takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime trip through zoo life. It gives you a peek inside the hidden lives of the experts who care for the animals in the zoos and work passionately to conserve them in the wild, too. Learn how they create the perfect habitats, nutritious meals and fun enrichment activities to keep their animals healthy and happy. This wonderful children’s educational book is ideal for teaching little ones about endangered animals.Behind the Scenes at the Zoo is packed with stunning images that encapsulate the essence of zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks, plus step-by-step explanations and job profiles of key roles like a zookeeper, veterinarian and wildlife biologist! It’s the perfect gift for kids ages 9–12 who love all things animals. It’s time to uncover the secrets of the incredible animals and army of staff that make up these extraordinary attractions and vital conservation centers! Are you ready?Take little ones on even more STEM-based journeys!If you loved this book about zoology for kids, look out for more Behind the Scenes titles from DK! Take an exclusive tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures that aren't normally on public display with Behind the Scenes at the Museum.