The American Quarter Horse got its name from its ability to run a quarter mile race faster than almost any other breed. It has recorded speeds up to 55 miles per hour! Read all about this fast horse and what makes it one of the most popular breeds in the United States today.
The Small Indian Mongoose was imported to the Hawaiian Islands to control the rat population. Now, it threatens to disrupt the ecosystem of the island. Read this book to learn how this happened and what can be done to control this invasive species.
How the Brown Tree Snake made themselves at home, disrupted the island's ecosystem, and created problems for its people and native animals.
Less than a decade ago, there were only a few pythons in the everglades. Today more than 100,000 of them are slithering around south Florida, crushing what was already a delicate ecosystem. Readers will be introduced to the concepts of invasive species and challenged to think critically about the cause, effect, and control of dangerous creatures.
The Monitor Lizard is large; adults can grow up to 7 feet in length. A vicious predator that will eat anything it can fit into its mouth. Native to Africa, the Monitor Lizard has successfully established a new home in Florida, disrupting an already delicate ecosystem.
Bullfrogs are big eaters, consuming almost anything that fits in their mouths. Meals include birds, turtles, snakes, and even other frogs. At one time, bullfrogs lived only in North America and east of the Rocky Mountains. Today, the large frogs have invaded many parts of the world, causing problems for native wildlife. Look inside to discover how bullfrogs became an invasive species and what is being done to help stop their spread.
Centuries ago, explorers brought hogs to the Americas as a food source. Some of these boars made it into the wild, where their offspring have managed to survive ever since. Wild boars will eat almost anything from garbage, to crops, to other animals. They can also spread disease. Read this book to find out more about how wild boars cause problems around the world and what experts are doing to find solutions.