Reading list: Wildlife

Some of our favorites...

In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall's first publication on chimpanzees about her first ten years in Gombe.
Through a Window by Jane Goodall
The follow up to In Shadow of Man.

Reflections of Eden by Birute Galdikas
This is my favorite of the books on great apes. Dr. Galdikas includes stories of her personal life in with her stories about Orangutans.
Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall
Stories that inspired Jane Goodall - from her own personal experiences with Chimpanzees to the stories of inspiring people she has met through out her life
Last Chance to See by Doulgas Adams
A book about the quest to find some of the worlds most endangered species by the writer of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Journey of the Pink Dolphins by Sy Montgomery
So - I haven't actually read this yet - but it is going to be good. I love all of Sy Montgomery's books. Plus it's about pink dolphins in the Amazon - how cool are they.
Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
A little more scientific than Dr. Goodall's or Dr. Galdika's books about great apes. Still a good read that really shows what a strong, incredible women Dian Fossey must have been.
Walking With the Great Apes by Sy Montgomery
A great general book about great apes and Leakey's angels.
A Chimp in the Family by Vince Smith
This book is one of my favorites. It's a heartwarming story about a man who raised a chimpanzee and his quest to give her the best life he could. Also published as Sophie's Story.


The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
A favorite for any pig lover.

Search for the Golden Moon Bear by Sy Montgomery
About the search to discover a new bear species.