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Following within the footsteps of DK's bestselling grownup name Animal, which bought in far more than 2 million copies, Animals: a visible Encyclopedia unearths the wonders of the animal country to a more youthful readership.
• established through animal workforce with separate entries for each amazing kind of animal, from ants and aardvarks to wasps and wallabies
• truth records supply key info on habit, distribution, nutrition, and conservation issues
• motion images finds wild animals interacting of their local habitats and places usual habit in context
• Highlights animals probably to fireside the mind's eye of younger minds: the deadliest, the biggest, the friendliest, the quickest, and the downright strangest

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42 u INFANT APE Female orangutans give birth in a treetop. The young ape clings to its mother as she clambers around and stays with her until it is about eight years old. GRASPING HANDS All apes can move their thumbs around to touch their fingers, like humans. They are called opposable thumbs. This means they can pick up and hold things. 8 m) ■ Weight 400 lb (180 kg) ■ Location Central Africa ■ Gorillas are the largest great ape. They may look fierce, but they are shy and peaceful unless threatened.

2 Length 32 in (82 cm) Tail 33 in (84 cm) ■ Weight 66 lb (30 kg) ■ Location Southern Africa ■ ■ ■ ■ This is the largest baboon and it spends most of its time on the ground. Males are twice as big as females and have two large canine teeth. The baboons eat a variety of food—fruit, nuts, grass, roots, insects, and other small animals. At night, they sleep in a tree or on a cliff, using one of several chosen spots in their territory. This rare monkey is found in a small area in Tanzania and numbers around 1,100 individuals.

If anything is there, it rips off the bark with its teeth and hooks out the victims with its finger. HITCHING A RIDE When they are old enough, young Verreaux’s sifakas ride piggy-back style on their mother’s back. Younger infants cling to their mother’s belly where they are safer. FACTFILE ■ Lemurs, such as this black lemur (Eulemur macaco), live in Madagascar or on the nearby Comoro Islands. Most are larger than other prosimians, with long limbs and long snouts. ■ Bushbabies (or galagos), such as this Senegal bushbaby (Galago senegalensis), live south of the Sahara in Africa and on nearby islands.

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