This title looks at the lives of gorillas - from their birth to growing up, how they feed, grow, hunt, rest and clean. Photographs show the gorilla at every stage of its life and the text aims to allow young readers to understand a gorilla's life. There is also information about the threats that gorillas face in the wild and how we can help them to survive in the future. "In the Wild" is a series of colour-illustrated titles that explore the habitats, lifestyles and habits of animals living in the wild. Endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund who recommended specialists have read and approved the text. This book should be useful for the study of life cycles at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Science. The text level has been checked by an educational language consultant to ensure that titles in this series are suitable for use in the literacy hour.
The author, Patricia Kendell, writes material to help children understand why much wildlife is in danger and what they can do to help. She is also a part-time Education Officer with WWF-UK.
The consultant, Gezahegn Negussie, joined WWF in 1994. Since then, he has worked in Eastern Africa, supervising several projects involving the conservation of gorillas and their habitats.