The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever
By: Christina Wilsdon
Published: October 2, 2018
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books
Which of these animals is a predator: Lion, Dog, European Hedgehog, Tiger, Robin, Turkey Vulture, or Ladybug? If you guessed all of them, you would be right. But, when you think of a predator, the obvious ones come to mind…bears, coyotes, leopards, eagles, and polar bears. But any animal that preys, eats, and kills another animal is a predator. Cats kill and eat mice or birds. Robins eat insects and worms. Ladybugs eat aphids and other insects. This reference booked is completely packed full of information about nearly every predatory animal.
National Geographic is the ultimate resource on all things animals and nature. With fact boxes, important reference information, and amazing photography children will learn about the animals that are important to the food chain and circle of life. The book divides the predators into categories including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. There are plenty of animals that I am familiar with, yet several that I have never heard of. A fossa lives in Madagascar and preys on lemurs, rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs, and fish. A zorilla looks very much like a skunk, sprays a stinky musk like a skunk and is a member of the weasel family. It lives in Africa and preys on insects, frogs, reptiles, birds, eggs, and rodents. A humphead wrasse is a fish that scuba divers may run into. It has a sharp beak and teeth in its throat to make sure they can get the shellfish down. Unfortunately, there is a lot of poaching so countries around the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean have passed laws to protect them.
The end of the book includes an interview with Adrian Treves, a conservation biologist and professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The book also includes ways kids and their families can help stop the decline of species with tips on recycling, using fewer plastic products, and how important it is to continue reading and sharing what you learn about animals with others. Each of these animals is an important piece of the food chain and when any of them become over or underpopulated, the environment can be forever damaged.
For kids who are fascinated by animals or conservation or nature, this book offers a wealth of information to keep them reading and learning for hours.
Christina Wilsdon loves animals and natural history. She enjoys research, learning, and writing about animals. She lives with her family in Seattle.
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