Kakapo Rescue by Sy Montgomery audiobook

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

By Sy Montgomery
Read by Andrea Gallo

Recorded Books, Inc.
2.24 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781490639055

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    ISBN: 9781664407435

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds-the largest and most unusual parrots on earth-have suffered devastating population loss. Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealand's National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand. Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo.

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Summary

Summary

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds-the largest and most unusual parrots on earth-have suffered devastating population loss. Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealand's National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand. Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Another winning entry in the Scientists in the Field series. This time, the intrepid duo heads to a remote island off the southern tip of New Zealand, where they join a local government-sponsored research team that is working to save the Kakapo parrot from extinction…Young readers will be fascinated by the incredible measures that the passionate workers follow to help the new birds hatch…an awe-inspiring…Like many of the team’s previous titles, this offers excellent support for units about animal conservation.” Booklist
“An intimate look at a concerted effort to save a drastically endangered species unfamiliar to most of the world outside Down Under…[they] will gobble up this tribute to ecological science in action.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is the author of more than fifteen nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller How to Be a Good Creature. She has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and swum with piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon. To research her books, films, and articles, she has worked in a pit swarming with 18,000 snakes in Canada and been hunted by a tiger in India. She has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s Gobi desert in search of snow leopards and penetrated the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea to radio collar tree kangaroos. No place is too far to go to bring animals’ true stories to adults and children around the world. She writes for print as well as broadcast in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.24
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English