Wild Animals in Captivity

Wild Animals in Captivity

Book - 2008
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On the School Library Journal's Best Books 2008 list

On the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association YA Top Forty list for 2008

2009 Silver Birch Nominee

Good Zoos! Bad Zoos!!

A large family of elephants ambles all day along a well-remembered route across the hot African savanna. Halfway around the world in a zoo in Alaska, a single female elephant paces back and forth in her cramped, concrete pen. During the sub-arctic winter, she lives alone in a dark barn.

As it plods great distances across the ice in the Canadian Arctic, a polar bear continually sniffs the wind, closing in on a ringed seal. In a zoo in Jakarta, another polar bear lies motionless on the concrete floor of its enclosure, panting in the tropical heat. Its fur has turned green from the algae growing inside its hollow guard hairs.

These scenes are at the heart of Wild Animals in Captivity - a book that focuses on wild animals living in captivity around the world. "Captive animals become stressed when they try to act naturally, but can't," the author writes. "In many zoos, you'll see them pacing, weaving, or sitting motionless. This is the animal's way of telling us that it's bored and unhappy. Wild animals need a rich and varied environment-things to do, space to roam, social groups, families to care for."

This is an eye-opening look at the lives of captive wild animals-at bad zoos, good zoos, and the best wild animal sanctuaries.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008
ISBN: 9781554550258
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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When will humanity realize. How would we like it if the system was switched around. Animals capturing your child and placing them in a small jail cell, forcing them to preform just to get your meal. We just don't see it. If you really want a real insight about humanity, and our destructive ways of living, Watch the Documentaries "UNITY" and

Think about it;

H U M A N I T Y:
M A N - Man
H U M A N - Human
U N I - Uni = 1
U N I T - Unit
U N I T Y - UNITY = 1

Human - Tree - Plant - Insect
Not the same, But equal!

Apr 23, 2009

this book is awesome! if you read this comment you have to read this book!

Apr 05, 2009


Mar 31, 2009

i ove books

Mar 31, 2009

The book was very sad :( I was almost about to cry (well actually i did) :( .

Mar 30, 2009

i think that this book was really great and it really raises awareness that some animals just shouldnt be kept in captivity

Mar 30, 2009

i love animals so i really am interested in this book.

Mar 30, 2009

This book interested me because I LOVE and adore animals

Mar 27, 2009

I love that people are trying to help the animals in captivity with books and trying to raise awarness of them

Mar 14, 2009

I felt sooooooo sorry for the animals!!!

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