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The Tiger Cubs and the Chimp

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The Tiger Cubs and the Chimp

The True Story of How Anjana the Chimp Helped Raise Two Baby Tigers

By Bhagavan Antle; Thea Feldman (As Told by); Barry Bland (Photographer)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805093193, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013


When two baby white tigers on an animal preserve get into trouble during a storm, they are taken in by a human animal worker named China and her helper, a chimpanzee named Anjana. China and Anjana soon become the tigers’ mothers, playing and cuddling with the cubs as they grow big and strong.

Set on a preserve for endangered animals, The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), Anjana’s amazing true story showcases her surprising love for two adorable tiger cubs.

About the Author
Bhagavan "Doc" Antle is the founder and director of T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species), based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the Rare Species Fund. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost animal experts and conservationists in the world.Thea Feldman has written and edited many popular children's books. She lives in New York City.Barry Bland's work has been published in hundreds of national newspapers and magazines around the world.

Praise For The Tiger Cubs and the Chimp

"Following the same clean photo-album layout as Suryia & Roscoe (2011) (Suryia makes an appearance with Mitra and Shiva too), with simple sentence structure, this is engaging nonfiction for the youngest set. An author’s note explains how the animal-preserve setting fostered this relationship." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Suryia and Roscoe:

“The endearing photographs might well make you want to go out and save an orangutan—or a stray pup.” —Los Angeles Times

“The engaging animals will appeal to children.” —School Library Journal

“Fans of cute animal books will be delighted.” —Booklist


Praise for Suryia Swims!:

“Will bring smiles to the faces of animal lovers young and old.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of Suryia . . . will surely enjoy this continuation into the life of a very special orangutan.” —School Library Journal