Meet the amazing carrion-eating vulture! Introduce elementary kids these birds of prey and their lives in the wild. With amazing eyesight and smell, and a wide wingspan, vultures are remarkable raptors that are important to a healthy ecosystem. Readers explore this bird‚Äôs behaviors, habitats, and features, including the differences between New World and Old World vultures, all with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale from Africa tells a story of how the vulture became bald. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Includes table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.
Part of the Amazing Animals (2022) series
From tool-wielding chimpanzees to tree-hammering woodpeckers, and from pouncing cougars to swimming sea turtles, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each updated title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.