Book Review: The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra Markle

The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins is a nonfiction book for children by Sandra Markle. did you know that Golden Lion Tamarins are in serious trouble? For decades dedicated volunteers and scientists have worked to save this creature from extinction. Number dwindled due to the destruction of Brazil's Atlantic Forest and zoos implemented breeding programs. However, it was not until more research into how the tamarins live in the wild was done that zoo programs could succeed. However that small victory was not the last problem, new challenges included how to prepare zoo-raised tamarins to survive in the wild and how to provide more habitat by reclaiming pasture land to create forest corridors.the problems, research, and solutions that have been a part of the efforts to save the golden lion tamarins are described and combined with interesting facts and wonderful photographs.


The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins is one of many books written by Markle about problems the animals in our world face. Again she combines concise writing, full color photographs, and engaging facts to both entertain and educate her readers. Any reader that is interested in the subject matter, and takes the time to enjoy this book will be excited by the amount of effort people are putting into saving endangered tamarins, and interested in the variety of methods they have used to make a difference. Maybe it will inspire our next generation of volunteers and scientists.


The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins is full of fantastic photographs and information. The story includes insight into the hard work and determination necessary to overcome challenges, and how important it is to take care of our planet and all of its inhabitants. 


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