Butte Silver Bow Public Library

Montgomery, Sy.

Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's fastest cats / written by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Nic Bishop. - Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014] - 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm. - Scientists in the field . - Scientists in the field. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Meet the ambassadors -- Fast facts on the fastest cats -- Laurie's story: "somebody" was me -- Saving cats with dogs -- The goats who help train farmers -- Messages written in scent -- Taking the measure of a tree -- Cooking with poop and toasting hair -- Secrets of DNA -- Game drive -- The crucial role of predators -- Conservancies: sharing the wealth of wildlife -- Boot camp for cheetahs -- A checkup for Blondi -- Cheetahs by the numbers -- A visit to the future -- Laurie's advice for saving the world.

Describes the cheetah's essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers.

Middle Grade.



9780547815497 0547815492

2013017611


Cheetah Conservation Fund--Juvenile literature.
Cheetah Conservation Fund.


Cheetah--Africa--Juvenile literature.
Cheetah.

QL737.C23 / M657 2014

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