Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals

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Harper Collins, Jan 31, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Thousands of animal species have vanished in the last two centuries, and many others, like the Amur leopard, are almost gone.Read and find out about the world's most fascinating endangered animals ... before they disappear!

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Amur Leopard
Siberia (Russia), China and Korea
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This solitary hunter is the rarest of the big cats. It lives in the dense forests of one small section of northeast Asia, where it hunts rabbits, badgers and deer. The Amur leopard is a good swimmer and climber, and often hides its kill in trees. It can weigh as much as one hundred fifty pounds and has a thick fur coat to help it survive in cold, snowy weather. Illegal hunting and habitat destruction have greatly endangered these leopards.


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It is helpful to see the illustrations of the animals. - Goodreads
The illustrations have an interesting quality to them. - Goodreads
Not my favorite group of illustrations by Jenkins. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

Good for science information about rare animals. No real pictures but a lot of information about the animals. Read full review

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Smooth read aloud for primary through third grades. Very clear theme. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Steve Jenkins received a Caldecott Honor for What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? He has written and illustrated Almost Gone and illustrated Bugs Are Insects and Wiggling Worms at Work in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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