Australian Geographic's 'On the Brink' takes you on a journey around the world looking at animals that are dwindling in numbers due to human interference with their environment. This book lists the animals that are endangered, for some how many are left and the reasons for the declining numbers in the wild. This title is part of a series of illustrated books for young readers, On the Brink is for stage 3 readers. These books are great for children that are interested in the natural world and is also perfect for school projects.Did You Know.?
- The Giant Panda lives in the mountains of China. Because of habitat destruction, there are now fewer than 2,000 living in the wild.
- There are only 325 Mountain Gorillas left in the African wild, mainly due to the loss of rainforest habitat.
- Przewalski's Horse from Mongolia became extinct in the wild in the 1960s. It was reintroduced to the wild in the 1980s after a successful breeding program.