Alligators were once in danger of becoming extinct, but readers will learn about how these scaly beasts were rescued from the brink of becoming another sad story. Brimming with colorful photographs, readers will learn basic scientific facts about alligators, including the all-important characteristics that distinguish alligators from crocodiles. Readers will learn how caring individuals, along with the government and other organizations, cooperated to make alligators a conservation success story. Clear, concise text teaches readers about the history of alligator conservation as well as ways they might help them—and all animals—live healthy lives on a healthy planet.
Interest Level: Grades 2-4
Guided Reading Level: J
Lexile Level: 790
ISBN: 9781680482522 (Print) 9781508100171 (E-book)