the world famous Bronx Zoo in New York, the leading experts on caring for and breeding the critically endangered snow leopard. After a rescue that involved a treacherous, winding trek in the Himalayas, an extraordinary partnership between Pakistan and the United States, and the help of dozens of dedicated people, Leo is making the Bronx Zoo his new home, where he is thriving and learning how to be a snow leopard again.
Readers will delight to make a place in their hearts for Leo, one little snow leopard who inspired an international community to help save him. With breaktaking photographs, Leo the Snow Leopard is an extraordinary story about bravery, kindness, and the wonderful things that can happen when people come together to solve a problem.
Leo's story teaches kids about the importance of conservation, as a family comes together to save an orphaned Snow Leopard in the mountains of Pakistan. Leo's story takes him from this loving family all the way to the Bronx Zoo. His journey is a serious one, as Snow Leopard's are in a critical state on the Endangered Species list.
Children will not only learn about Leo and the beauty of Snow Leopard's, but they will learn that they play a crucial roll in the protection of Leo and other Snow Leopards. They will learn how people from around the world came to the aid of a lovable 7 week old orphan, who's now a beautifully, full grown Snow Leopard and an ambassador for all Snow Leopards.
I think Leo's story is perfect for both grade school and middle school classrooms.