Book Name: Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together
Target Age Group: Grades 3–6
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Growing Up Gorilla
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A mother gorilla gives birth for the first time at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. But instead of picking up her baby, she walks away to the other side of the den. From a challenging beginning to a happy ending, this chapter book for children 8-12 years old follows the first seven months of a baby gorilla’s life and the steps the zoo staff take to help her bond with her mother and the rest of her gorilla family. Filled with engaging photos and sidebars about gorilla behavior in zoos and in the wild, and the efforts around the world to help gorillas and their habitat survive.