ELEPHANT HAVE RIGHT OF WAY by Betty Leslie-Melville


Life with the Wild Animals of Africa
Age Range: 6 - 10
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 An American woman who lives in Kenya and has played a major role in preserving the endangered Rothschild giraffe (as she described in Daisy Rothschild, 1987) surveys similar efforts on behalf of several species in East Africa, by herself and others, including George Adamson (of lion fame) and Anna Mertz, ``the rhino lady.'' The author's style is conversational, even naive; but her delightful anecdotes about particular animals--zebras, warthogs, cheetahs, and others--offer real, unsentimental insights into the importance of the work described and the problems faced along the way. The color photos, many of them depicting unusual interactions between animals and people, are splendid. An effective brief for preservation efforts. Index. (Nonfiction. 6-10)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-385-30622-9
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1992