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Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia
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Highlighting animals most likely to stir youthful imaginations—the deadliest, the largest, the friendliest, the fastest, the downright strangest—Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia reveals the wonders of the animal kingdom through action photography of animals interacting in their native habitats. Organized by animal group with separate entries for every notable type of animal, Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia includes fact files on behavior, distribution, diet, and conservation issues. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo features a series of habitats created to allow their extraordinary animals to thrive. Elephant Trails is home to its 6 Asian elephants; Giant Panda Habitat, 4 Giant Pandas; Great Cats, 3 each lions and tigers; Great Ape House, orangutans; Reptile Discovery Center, cobras; American Trail, wolves; Small Mammal House, North American porcupine; Amazonia, piranhas and titi monkeys; The Bird House; owls and numerous other avian species.

Our National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology studies amphibians, birds, fishes, mammals, and reptiles.
Ages 5-9 years. Paperback, 304 pages. 8.5" x 10.8".

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