You can find out more about Gregory Rasmussen and the Painted Dog Conservation Project at www.painteddog.org/(Painted Dog Conservation Project).
To learn more about African painted dogs, see www.wildnet.org/wild_dog.htm (Wildlife Conservation Network), www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-wild_dog.html (San Diego Zoo), www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/157.shtml (BBC), www.zoo.org/educate/fact_sheets/wilddog/wld_dog.htm (Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle), and www.bronxzoo.com/426208/newafricanwilddogbz(Bronx Zoo).
Wildlife artist Alison Nicholls has a Web site at nichollswildlifeart.com/(Alison Nicholls).
Information about the Worldwide Nature Artists Group is available at www.natureartists.com/(Worldwide Nature Artists Group).
Additional information about African wild dog conservation can be found at www.wcs.org/international/Africa/wilddogs (World Conservation Society).
Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:
Safari— Robert Bateman
Published by Little, Brown and Co./AOL Time Warner, 1998.
Robert Bateman invites you to join him on a visual safari to the plains, forests, rivers, and grasslands of Africa. During the safari, you’ll see elephants cooling down from the heat. Look up in a tree and you’ll see a leopard resting in its branches. The description of each animal includes a fact box that gives its habitat, height, weight, food, and range. A final section tells of the need to protect the animals’ habitats to ensure their future.
All the King’s Animals: The Return of Endangered Wildlife to Swaziland— Cristina Kessler
Published by Boyds Mills Press, 1995.
Meet Ted Reilly, a conservationist who created the first national parks and preserves in Swaziland. With the help of two kings of this country, he has helped restore the land and reintroduced animals that had disappeared from the area in recent years. Experience the drama of Reilly’s work, including his efforts to overcome obstacles such as drought and disease, poachers, and the animals themselves. His work has helped make sure that several animals, including rhinoceroses, elephants, and lions, will survive in that country. Beautiful photographs illustrate this exciting and inspiring story. A pronunciation guide to SiSwati (the language of Swaziland) is included.
primate A type of mammal that is very intelligent and has eyes that face forward, a shortened nose, and opposable thumbs. Most types of primates live together in groups and interact with each other in many ways. Moneys, apes, and humans are primates.
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