Looking for Miza

Looking for Miza

The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own

Book - 2008
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In a place called Congo, in the volcanic mountains of Vigunga National Park, a young female Mountain Gorilla named Miza ("Meeza") was orphaned when her parents were killed. Miza, who had no one to protect her or teach her how to live, was rescued by a young Silverback Mountain Gorilla named Kabirizi and his family of twenty-seven Mountain Gorillas. It's almost unheard of for a gorilla family to take in an orphan. Experts and the people who care deeply about these gorillas are thrilled and hopeful. Mountain Gorillas face an especially uncertain future. Not only are they an endangered species, but the delicate and harsh political situation in Congo has put them in grave danger. The amazing Congolese Mountain Rangers, for no pay, risk their lives every day to protect these majestic creatures, but it will take more than their protection to keep Miza, her family, and other Mountain Gorillas safe. Filled with lush photographs by award-winning photographer Peter Greste, Looking for Miza is a powerful call to action. The fate of Mountain Gorillas is in our hands. It's Miza's story and it's our story, too.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545085403
Branch Call Number: j 599.8841 LOOKING
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 25 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Greste, Peter
Hatkoff, Juliana


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The Rangers knew that a baby mountain gorilla named Miza was missing from her family group. Would they be able to find her in time? Or would her father, the silverback gorilla Kabirizi, rescue his daughter?


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