The Chiru of High Tibet

By Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

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ISBN
978-0-61858-130-6
Publisher
Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Gr 1-3 Chiru are small, antelope-type animals that live in the mountains of Tibet. Although their wool is prized for its warmth, super-softness, and strength, the animals cannot be sheared like sheep. Obtaining their expensive skins means killing them, a practice that has resulted in the herds becoming endangered. This book takes a potentially horrifying topic and turns it into a heroic adventure tale. George B. Schaller studied wildlife all over the world, but became particularly interested in Tibet. He knew the chiru ne...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

The antelope-like chiru of the Chang Tang in northern Tibet were a million strong before they were hunted nearly to extinction for their marvelously soft wool. (A sidebar explains that chiru can't be sheared because "they would freeze in their cold climate without their wool" and that they don't survive, so far, in captivity.) Wildlife champion George Schaller, who works with the Wildlife Conservation Society, hoped to save the chiru by protecting the remote valley where females give...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

The antelope-like chiru of northern Tibet were hunted nearly to extinction for their soft wool. Wildlife champion George Schalle...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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