Gorillas Up Close (Hardcover)

By Christena Nippert-Eng, John Dominski (Contribution by), Miguel Martinez (Contribution by)

Henry Holt & Company, 9781627790918, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016



Have you ever wondered how experts train a gorilla? Or what design features make a great gorilla habitat? Did you know that some gorillas can solve problems on giant touch-screen computers?

Filled with facts and photos, Gorillas Up Close takes us into the world of gorillas. Explore the differences between gorillas in zoos and in the wild with the gorilla family troop in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Readers will delight in the similarities gorillas share with humans while finding out more about these incredible animals.

About the Author

Christena Nippert-Eng is a sociologist and Professor of Informatics at Indiana University-Bloomington. She has been watching zoo gorillas and teaching students how to do so for almost twenty years.facebook.com/gorillasupclose/