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Gorilla Doctors : Saving Endangered Great Apes (Reprint) (Paperback) (Pamela S. Turner)
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Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by “gorilla tourism”—bringing people into the forest to see gorillas—have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project is a group of scientists working to save the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla doctors study the effects of human exposure, provide emergency care, and act as foster parents to an orphaned gorilla.
A group of talented veterinarians, hoping to preserve this endangered species, present a study of the effects of human exposure on the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda.
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Series Title: Scientists in the Field
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Pamela S. Turner
Street Date: August 6, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2055