Just as tiny kittens and puppies grow into bigger cats and dogs, wild animal babies grow into adults too. These full-grown animals may no longer be cute and cuddly. Their wild instincts may kick in. They can become very large, even dangerous. What happens to these exotic pets when owners realize they can no longer care for them but they can t be returned to the wild? And what about big predators that get hurt or sick? This photographic journal takes readers behind the scenes of 6 organizations that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need. Featured among them is Carolina Tiger Rescue and our amazing animals, including Nitro and Emerson tigers, Chewie binturong and more.
Big cats are fierce predators that roam the world from the mountains to the deserts. How are these wild cats that hunt for their food the same as pet cats that might chase a mouse or ball of yarn? How are they different? Children learn the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back home to compare and contrast the domestic cat’s behavior to that of its relative. Big Cat, Little Kitty is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement.
Written by Scotti Cohn, Illustrated by Susan Detwiler 32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-9, Grades PreK-3,
Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered the plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild. In this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of heroic comrades try to thwart a Chinese cadre’s plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. She finds reason for hope in the increasing number of Chinese who do not want the blood of the last wild tigers to stain their beloved culture and motherland.
Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep into the controversial American subculture of raising wild predators as common household pets. Award winning director Michael Webber follows the extraordinary lives of two men at the heart of the issue - Tim Harrison, an Ohio Police officer whose friend was killed by an exotic pet; and Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to raise two pet African lions that he loves like his own family. Winner of 5 Best Documentary Awards, The Elephant in the Living Room, takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride straight through the heart of this heated national debate.