ELEPHANT SEALS by Sylvia A. Johnson


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The northern seals with trunk-like proboscises were nearly extinct in 1800 but now number over 100,000, with populations making their homes on the Pacific coasts of Mexico and California. In this appealing addition to the ""Lerner Natural Science"" series, the life cycle and habits of this unusual animal are described and illustrated with engaging full-color photographs. The photos, in fact, steal the show: a female seal ""sings"" to her pup so that he will be able to find her; a ""superweaner,"" a fat young seal who has been fed by two females, flops like an ""overstuffed sausage""; and male seals bellow challenges through their dangling proboscises.

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 1989
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Lerner