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Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Animal! with its photorealistic, computer-generated images, infographics, and cutaways is a ground-breaking approach to the animal kingdom. A perfect reference for young readers, Animal! lets them get up close to some of the most dangerous animals—including the Komodo dragon and the saltwater crocodile—while learning amazing animal facts about crustaceans, mammals, sea creatures (including orcas, great white sharks, stingrays and more), and such avians as penguins, owls, hawk, eagles. Follow the animal timeline of evolution and extinction to see how they have adapted to survive. Finally each page in Animal! features simple annotations and data boxes. A 32-page reference section helps with unfamiliar terms.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo features a series of habitats in which their extraordinary animals thrive. Elephant Trails is home to its 6 Asian elephants; Giant Panda Habitat, 4 Giant Pandas; Great Cats has 3 lions, 6 lion cubs, and 3 tigers; Great Ape House, gorillas and orangutans; Reptile Discovery Center, cobras, turtles, alligators; American Trail, wolves; Small Mammal House, North American porcupine; Amazonia, arpaima, black pacus and piranha; The Bird House; owls and numerous other avian species.

Our National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology studies birds, fishes, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
Ages 9-12. Hardcover, 288 pages. 8.6" x 10.9".

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