Kishina: The True Story of Gorilla Survival

Maxine Rock, Author, Gerald S. Lentz, Introduction by, Terry L. Maple, Introduction by Peachtree Publishers $12.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-56145-107-4
One of three inaugural titles in the publisher's Peachtree Jr. chapter-book imprint, this volume provides an informative, accessible account of Kishina, the first gorilla born at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta. Rejected by her mother soon after her birth in 1972, Kishina was cared for by humans and introduced to other gorillas. In 1992, she moved to the Myombe Reserve, a re-creation of a tropical forest in Florida's Busch Gardens. Ably distilling years of research, Rock describes the work of the many scientists and veterinarians who have vigilantly tracked Kishina's development in hopes of helping other animals ""live comfortably in captivity."" She alternates Kishina's intriguing story with general facts about the species' habits and natural habitat. While she agrees that gorillas should ideally remain in the wild, she emphasizes that conditions are not ideal: because these ""gentle giants"" are endangered, zoos and animal parks must do everything possible to help them survive. Portraying Kishina's intelligence and sophisticated emotional life, the author pleads her case persuasively. Photographs not seen by PW. Ages 10-up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1996
Release date: 03/01/1996
Show other formats
FORMATS
Hardcover - 48 pages - 978-0-375-84501-7
Library Binding - 48 pages - 978-0-375-93753-8
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.