Emi and the Rhino Scientist

Emi and the Rhino Scientist


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Terri Roth trudges through the thick, dark Sumatran jungle. She’s looking for a rhinoceros that’s been seen in the area. It’s a rare Sumatran rhino, the world’s smallest rhino and one of the most endangered mammals on the planet.Suddenly she spots a young female rhino through the tangle of ferns and trees. The stocky animal is covered in reddish hair, and her snout sports two stubby horns. The rhino walks right up to Terri. The scientist slowly reaches out her hand and touches the rhino’s big nose. The wild rhino’s curiosity and friendliness remind Terri of Emi, the female Sumatran rhino that lives at the Cincinnati Zoo where Terri works. Terri is working with Emi to help save Sumatran rhinos from extinction—one calf at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547408507
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/25/2010
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 57
Sales rank: 1,177,628
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman first wrote about and photographed Emi for a magazine article about breeding captive rhinos after Andalas was born in 2001. Now they are married and live with their beloved dog Ruby in a century-old house in Cincinnati, Ohio surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds and other creatures. Their newest book for the Scientists in the Field series is called The Bat Scientists. You can check them both out online at www.marykaycarson.com and www.tomuphoto.com.

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Emi and the Rhino Scientist 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
VaterOlsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emi is a rare Sumatran Rhino at the Cincinnati zoo. Scientist Terri Roth and many others work towards preserving this species of rhino. Having these rhinos reproduce (have babies, in other words) is important in preventing them from going extinct. Creative thinking and the scientific process are all part of the job in rhino reproduction. Many photos accompany information for readers age nine and up. Readers interested in rhinos, science, or baby animals will enjoy this book. Detailed information including a rhino field guide, glossary, and index provide reference information. If you enjoy this book, you will probably like others in the "Scientist in the Field" series.
bpoche on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emi and the Rhino Scientists is another Scientist in the Field series and tells the tale of a Sumatran rhino named Emi and Dr. Terri Roth. Emi is bred with another endangered Sumatran rhino in captivity and that narration is the meat and potatoes of this story. Its a remarkable tale encompassing so many areas of biology: conservation, endangered species, captivity breeding,and the scientific method. The use of the scientific method is demonstrated and discussed with multiple decisions made concerning the captivity of wild animals. Dr. Roth emphasizes the scientific method(as any good scientist) by demonstrating its value in her work.A must have book for any middle or even high school science class.
Nini345 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
a nonfiction book giving useful information on rhinos such as how they act , what species are left and where they live
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about Emi the Sumatran rhino and one zoologist's mission to breed her. Sumatran rhinos are very endangered and a baby hadn't been born in captivity for over 100 years. When Emi finally mated with a male Sumatran rhino, her first several pregnancies ended in miscarriage, but rhino scientist Terri Roth was determined to succeed at helping Emi carry a baby to full term. The book includes lots of information about the different species of rhinos and their status as endangered species. Color photos are present on every page. Profiles of each of the five species of rhino can be found at the end of the book as well as resources for more information and how to help rhinos. I've enjoyed one other book in the Scientists in the Field series and look forward to reading more!