The American Alligator
Imagine if koalas, gorillas, or alligators were to suddenly disappear from Earth. Sadly, this is exactly what may happen. Many species of animals are now listed as being either threatened or endangered. This means that they may soon become extinct. Each book in the Endangered and Threatened Animals series examines the characteristics and habitat of a species at risk of extinction. The author also explains what people are doing to save these animals. The Report Links take the reader to the best Web sites, source documents, and photos related to the study and survival of each species. These books contain a message about the Endangered and Threatened Wildlife list, an animal facts page, chapter notes, a further reading list, and an index.Henry M. Holden examines the physical characteristics and shrinking habitat of the American alligator in this fascinating addition to the Endangered and Threatened Animals series. Interesting topics discussed include mating and reproduction, hunting for valuable alligator skins, and alligator farms. Holden also analyzes the conservation and recovery efforts to protect these animals. The book and Internet addresses give the young researcher everything he or she needs to write a report.
- Hardback | 48 pages
- 167.6 x 233.7 x 9.1mm | 249.48g
- 01 Aug 2003
- United States