ZooBorns Cats!: The Newest, Cutest Kittens and Cubs from the World's Zoos
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ZooBorns Cats!: The Newest, Cutest Kittens and Cubs from the World's Zoos

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showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster
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oh my goodness!!! it's like the internet, in book form!!! aaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Jan 13, 2012 Kathryn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of cute animal photography/cats
Recommended to Kathryn by: Annie
I should clarify that I haven't read this word for word, but my review is based on the little glances I stole at this over Christmas since my sister got it as a present. It's just soooo cute! And I'm very impressed with the variety/types of cats covered, from the usual "big cats" to smaller wild cats. I definitely recommend it to animal lovers and cat lovers.
So cute... sadly, most are seriously endangered.
Donna Brown
Nov 12, 2011 Donna Brown rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat lovers, animal lovers
Shelves: christmas-picks
I was excited to receive this book because I love cats and there’s something very special about the ZooBorns series. Although I’m not an advocate of all zoos, the remarkable work that many zoos undertake to try and support long term conservation of species is both admirable and important. ZooBorns books offer an excellent opportunity to spread the word about zoos and the conservation programs but also to showcase some of the beautiful animals.

The authors behind ZooBorns Cats! are Andrew Bleiman,...more
I might die from the cuteness. Really, I read this book in about 15 minutes, but I've already gone though to look at the pictures several more times. And shown them to anyone unlucky enough to be in my general vicinity. I just loved these baby kitties, and it was really interesting to see species of cats rarely seen by people. Even though the focus of this book was on the pictures, I really would have liked more information. Some species, like the jaguar, had several paragraphs worth. Others, li...more
On my way out of the library today, I passed the new releases display and I simply could not resist when I saw the cover of this absolutely delightful picture book of kittens and cubs from a variety of world zoos. While this book could easily be a 5 minute read, I can almost guarantee that you will want to spend more time with these incredible cats. Hats off to the photographers who perfectly captured these kittens and cubs in all their glory. Each shot speaks volumes. It would be too simple to...more
Really lovely photography of kittens for many wild cat species, some the only photo ever published of a juvenile. Unspeakably cute, yes, but also informative about which species are endangered, and which are thriving.

Library copy.
Of course I gave this five stars--have you seen the incredibly cute photos?!!

But seriously, while the kittens here are adorable many of them are also extremely endangered. This little book helps to bring these animals to the attention of people around the world, and more importantly, it teaches us that there are many cat species most people have never heard of (myself included, and I thought I knew a lot about wild cat species), and these species need protection before they slip away into oblivi...more
May 27, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read
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An excellent way to learn about feline species, especially about the smallest ones.
Much of them we did not know about because they are so elusive in the wild. To have pictures of them, and moreover their kittens is wonderful !
I recommend it to whoever has a passion for wild cats !
This is a cute little book that touches upon a serious topic: the endangerment and extinction of many of the world's wild cats. The pictures are great and it covers not only the most popular but many cats that remain unknown to most of the world's population.
Nov 14, 2011 Scott added it
cute, fun book

my interview with the co-authors is here

very cute! I loved the layout, not only were there the names of the baby cats, but a little description about the breed and fun tibbits of info!
Never knew there were so many wild cat species. Some I've never heard of. The pictures are adorable!
Just plain cute—great photos and many different species featured.
OMG!!!!!! One of the cutest books ever. LOVED IT
Cute pics, skipped over most of the text.
Katie Bruce
Not gonna lie--I just looked at the pictures.
aww! eewww! booo!
So cute!!!
OMG! So cute! :D
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Andrew Bleiman is a lifelong animal nerd who serves on the Auxiliary Boards of the Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In his day job he develops new media strategy for the Bradford Group.
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