Who Pooped in the Zoo?
San Diego Zoo
by Caroline Patterson
illustrations by Robert Rath
- Did you know that tigers leave their droppings in piles called scrapes to mark their territory? Or that storks poop on their legs to cool off? Or that squid-eating penguins have pink poop? Elephants have
biggest poop in the zoo, but what animal has the smallest?
Who Pooped in the Zoo? San Diego Zoo, for children ages 8 to 12, explores animal poop as a way of understanding the behavior of animals that live at the zoo. After a general explanation of the facts and functions of feces, the book discusses how animals use poop to define territory, establish status, find mates, build houses, and keep in touch with the rest of the herd.
AWARDS: Bronze, Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2007. Finalist, Ben Franklin Book Awards, Animals / Pets category, 2008.
40 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', 80 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn
ISBN 10: 1-56037-421-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-421-3
- for children ages 8 to 12
- 70 high-quality color photographs of wild animals from the San Diego Zoo
- 36 color illustrations by Robert Rath
- 10 chapters about poop and wild animal behavior
- Special chapter focusing on the San Diego Zoo
- Perfect memento or gift
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|Who Pooped in the Zoo?
San Diego Zoo
|For kids ages 8 to 12|
|Caroline Patterson has written for Seventeen, Sunset, Via, and Outside magazines. She was a 1990-1992 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and recently edited Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart, winner of the 2007 Willa Award.|
|The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is operated by the not-for-profit Zoological Society of San Diego. The Zoological Society, dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats, engages in conservation and research work around the globe. The Zoological Society also manages the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park (more than half of which has been set aside as protected native species habitat) and the center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Species (CRES). The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by the Foundation for the Zoological Society of San Diego.|