Monday, October 31, 2016

Poop Detectives : Working Dogs in the Field by Ginger Wadsworth - ESSENTIAL

Wadsworth, Ginger Poop Detectives : Working Dogs in the Field, NON FICTION 80 pgs. Charlesbridge, 2016. $17.95. Content: G. 

For years, ecologists and animal scientists have studied threatened/endangered animals and their environment by capturing them, examining them and then setting them free.  This is dangerous for both the animal subject and the scientists, so, in the mid 1980s, the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington began examining animal scat (poop) instead.  But it takes people a long time to locate and collect it, so some drug sniffing dogs were retrained to find scat instead, and a new safer, more accurate, and quicker animal study began!  

This beautifully photographed story of several of the amazing dogs in the program who help find everything from grizzly bear scat to snakes, to turtle eggs, even whale poop!  Complete with index, bibliography and captioned pictures on every page this action packed informational book about animal poop and the dogs who find it is a great addition to your library’s dog or science section.  

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian

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