Tag: nature

5 Books to Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Why not take a walk on the wild side? In honor of World Wildlife Day, here are 5 books that celebrate all things wild.

 

 

1. The Jungle Book by rudyard kipling

A classic tale beloved by many, The Jungle Book tells the tale of young Mowgli, a child lost in the jungles of India, who is raised by a pack of wolves. He must learn from the animals how to abide by the laws of the wild jungle in order to survive. This is a classic tale that shows us animals and humans can get along.

 

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2. The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence anthony

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild follows conservationist Lawrence Anthony as he is asked to accept a herd of wild elephants on his reserve in Zululand. Anthony takes the elephants in, though his gut feeling tells him not to, in an effort to save their lives. This book is a heartwarming, humorous tale that follows Anthony’s experiences with this herd of wild elephants.

 

 

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3. Cry of the kalahari by delia and mark owens

Cry of the Kalahari is an autobiographical book following two young, American zoologists, Mark and Delia Owens. It details their experience studying the wildlife in the Kalahari desert in Botswana in the mid-1970s.

 

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4. The Soul of an octopus by syd montgomery

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness details author Syd Montgomery’s fascination and connection with octopuses. It discusses the recent acceptance of the intelligence of octopuses and what they can teach us about consciousness when two different minds meet. 

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5. Of wolves and men by barry lopez

In Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and corrects our often mistaken-perception of their place among our shared planet. This book details the wolf’s relationship to man throughout the years and gives us a wonderful insight into this powerful and fascinating species. Lopez paints a compelling portrait of the wolf in this insightful and captivating read.

 

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Quiz – Which Troubled Bird Are You?

The Mincing Mockingbird’s Guide to Troubled Birds is one of the most amazing and inexplicable thing I’ve ever read. Those birds have been through some stuff. Which one are you?

 

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