Beco's Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One

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Lerner Publishing Group, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Beco's Big Year celebrates and chronicls the surprise birth and endearing milestones of a baby Asian elephant, born right out in the open in front of visitors at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. Beco became an immediate star, and he has continued to delight zoo-goes throughout his first year. He's learned to swim, use his trunk, play with toys, and follow directions, all under the watchful eye of his mother, Phoebe. Also included are information about baby elephants, how elephants are taken care of at the zoo, and a section on elephant conservation. Recommended reading, bibliography.
 

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Contents

Foreword
3
Exciting News
4
March 25 2009
6
A Baby Elephant Is Born
8
Babys First Days
12
Outside at Last
16
Mom and Baby
19
Fun in the Mud
20
Trunks and Teeth
34
Staying Healthy
36
Turning on Cue
37
Becos 1st Birthday
40
Elephants in Danger
42
Recommended Reading
45
Bibliography
46
Mission Statement
47

Becos Blue Boomerball
22
Eating Like a Big Boy
24
Beco Goes for a Swim
26
Becos First Bath
32
Acknowledgements
48
Back Cover
50
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Jack Hanna is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo. In addition to writing award-winning children's books, he also hosts the Emmy-award winning, "Into the Wild" show. He and his animals are frequent and favorite guests of David Letterman and Larry King.

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