Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots?
Discover all this and more, as we take you behind the scenes of a modern Australian zoo and animal hospital. Find out what it's really like to be a zookeeper and hear their funny and fascinating stories about the animals they look after - from the koala who regularly escapes her cage, to cheeky Tasmanian devil cubs nipping the keepers' ankles for food; and from Jess, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle, to tiny but precious frogs and skinks.
These delightful and fascinating stories for children aged 9 to 12 reveal the essential role of zoos today, from preserving and rehabilitating endangered species to making groundbreaking scientific discoveries and uncovering more about how animals think.
Packed full of fascinating facts, Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats is the perfect read for animal-loving kids.
This book is perfect for animal lovers of all ages!
This is a behind the scenes look at zoos and animal hospitals in Australia. Packed full of amazing stories about what makes each animal unique, and with pages of facts too, this book should be in every library. Highlighting the amazing work that zoo keepers and researchers do in saving species that are endangered or near extinction, I’m sure this will inspire a new generation of zoo keepers.
Each chapter also has a page of practical hints to help save our beautiful animals. Will suit all animal lovers in Year 4 and above.
Reviewed by Michelle