Is there anyone out there who hasnít heard of Jane Goodall and seen the movie about her
beloved chimpanzees? Renowned scientist Goodall and zoo director Thane Maynard bring to light
all the efforts being made to save the many endangered species on the American continent.
I really enjoyed listening to her narration. She talks with the passion of a dedicated
field biologist and conservationist out to save our planet, without the preachy lecture. She
simply relates the works of many who are hard at it in the field, trying to give future
generations of animal species and humans the ability to know about the dangerously possible
extinction of our world of animals
This audiobook is something to behold. It is so thoroughly interesting to learn about
animals that are facing their end. One story that was of particular interest to me was the work
to save the black-footed ferrets of North Dakota. After efforts to save them in a captive
breeding program, they all died and faced extinction. Until one day, a rancher in another state
found a dead varmint on his property that had been killed by his dog. The rancher threw it in
the garbage and, his wifeís curiosity piqued, she retrieved it and upon examination it proved
to be a ferret. After calling in biologists, they found a family of ferrets living on his
property and captured several to try to breed them back from extinction. After several failed
attempts and down to the last three in existence, the biologists were successful; and now
because of their heroic efforts, the ferret is no longer endangered.
It is stories like this that will educate and enlighten the listener. This is for any animal
lover, biologist, or simply for Jane Goodall fans. Highly recommended.