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The Great Giraffe Rescue

Great Giraffe Rescue

Great Giraffe Rescue

This review was written by: MeLinda Hughes

About the Book

Susan Markle’s The Great Giraffe Rescue offers young readers an up-close look at the world of Nubian Giraffes living along the Victoria Nile River in Uganda. Her story shares efforts by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to relocate these magnificent creatures.

Murchison Falls National Park was home to nearly all the country’s Nubian giraffes, until oil was discovered nearby. Conservationists needed to devise a plan that would move them across the river where they would be safe from the impacts of drilling—but there was no bridge and giraffes can’t swim.

So what did they do? They moved the world’s tallest land mammal by barge! Follow along as this team of animal experts transports the world’s tallest land animal to a new home. Exciting imagery and fun, fact-filled pages will leave young readers wanting to visit their new friends in Uganda!

About the Author

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary teacher, she is a nationally known science education consultant and has developed science specials for CNN and PBS and an award-winning, internet-based education program for the National Science Foundation. Markle lives in Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

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Great Giraffe Rescue

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Great Giraffe Rescue

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