Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Zooborns: The Next Generation by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

The authors of the blog ZooBorns have recently released their fifth book, ZooBorns: The Next Generation. As before, the small volume features baby animals from zoos around the planet and is packed with fascinating species facts and some the cutest photos you'll ever see. And as before, sales help support the mission of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund.

Every time I look at one of the ZooBorns books, I discover an animal that I did not know. In this installment, I found the Somali wild ass which have sketchy narrow stripes on its legs. Very chic. Like the stripes in chocolate ripple ice cream. Two photos from Zoo Basel in Switzerland show a lively foal named Habaka. See an image from the ZooBorn article below.

I especially like the photos of a little cheetah named Kasi at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida. An only baby whose mother was unable to care for him, Kasi was paired with a Labrador retriever puppy named Mtani. Anyone who enjoys cute animals will love the photo of the two together.

With several dozen profiles in this volume, there is bound to be a baby that appeals to near every reader. This book would be a great Christmas gift.

Bleiman, Andrew and Chris Eastland. Zooborns: The Next Generation. Simon & Schuster, 2012. 148p. ISBN 9781451661613.

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