You can learn more about saving tigers and visiting Ranthambore National Park at www.ranthambor.com/(Ranthambhore Foundation).
Additional information about tigers can be found at www.5tigers.org/Directory/kids.htm and www.5tigers.org/AllAboutTigers/
Adventures/handbook/handbk2.htm (Tiger Information Center/Save The Tiger Fund).
The Wildlife Protection Society of India, which monitors the illegal wildlife trade, has a Web site at www.wpsi-india.org/wpsi/index.php.
Saving India’s Tigers
Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:
|The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans — Sy Montgomery
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001.
Do the stealthy tigers in the swampy forest of Sundarbans really eat people? To study them, you will have to take a trip. Enter the beautiful but dangerous forest along the Bay of Bengal, between India and Bangladesh. Learn how tigers live and find out how scientists track them. Meet the villagers and hear the stories they tell to protect themselves from tigers. Discover why the tigers are in trouble and some ways you can help them. A note at the end of the book gives some tiger statistics, as well as some phrases to learn in Bengali.
ecosystem All the living things in a community and the environment in which they live. An ecosystem includes producers, consumers, and decomposers and may be as small as a pond or as large as a rain forest. Climate, the kind of soil, and the main sources of energy are all part of an ecosystem.
food chain A series of plants and animals in which each kind is a source of food for the next in the series. In a typical food chain, plants use the Sun’s energy as a source of food and are then eaten by one kind of animal, which is in turn eaten by another kind of animal.
predator An animal that hunts another animal for food. Lions, eagles, frogs, and sharks are predators.
prey An animal that is hunted by another animal for food. A zebra is prey for a lion.
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